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THE CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST, JUNE 7, 1930. 




THE CHEMIST 












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AND DRUGGIST 



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No. 2626. 



JUNE 7, 1930 



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- Vol. GXII. 



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THE CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST June 7, 1930 



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PERFUMERY OTTOS 
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DEFINITELY 

EXPIRES 
JUNE 30 



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Free to the Dozen 



ON one order placed before June 30th, 1930, every chemist 
will receive a special bonus offer of 3 Tubes free to the 
dozen in addition to the usual 33^ trade discount and 
5% cash discount. Minimum quantity three dozen (1/6 size, 
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^TISERS 



ADglo-Araerican Oil Co., Ltd. (Kiijol) viii 
Association of Mantg. Chemists, Ltd. 

€ol. supp. 
Auchterlonie, Williams & Cc, Ltd. 

(Bank Loans) Col. Supp. 

Ayrton, Saunders & Co., Ltd. 

(Wholesale Druggists) lo 

Baiss Bros. & Co., Ltd. (Wholesale 

Druggists) vi 

Battle, Hayward & Bower (Sheep 

Dips, &c.) xxiv 

Beecham-Veno Central Distributing 

Depot xi 

Bel!, John, Hills & Lucas, Ltd. 

(Pharml. Preps.) Leader Page 

Berdoe & Fish (Valuers, &c.) Col. Supp. 
Birmingham Envelope Co., Ltd. 

(Envelopes) xxii 

Bishop, Alfred, Ltd. (Varalettes) .... i 

Blackie, R. (Spun Ointments) xii 

Blythe, W., & Co., Ltd. (Chemicals) vi 
Bob Martin, Ltd. (Dog iWedicines, 

&C.) XXV 

Bradbury & Co. (Ionized Iodine) xii 

Brierley, John (Valuer. &c.) .. Col. Supp. 
Bristol-Myers Co. (Sal Hepatica) 

Leader Page 

British Automatic Vendors, Ltd xxix 

British Drug Houses, Ltd. (Sal'.nax) 56 
British Xylonite Co., Ltd. (Halex 

Toothbrushes) 26 

Britton, Malcolm & Waymark, Ltd. 

(Medical Sprays and Atomisers) .. 18 
Brooks & Warburton, Ltd. (Glucose 

" Sandoz ") x 

Burman & Sons, Ltd. (Hair Clippers) 20 
Burnell, Hardy, Lid. (Aroma Bases, 

Ac.) vii 

Burrough, J., Ltd. (Alcohol) Leader Page 
Burroughs Wellcome & Co. 

("'Hazeline' Snow") 35 

Bush, W. J., & Co., Ltd. 

(Essential Oils, &e.) Cover 



Ciildicct Tin Stamping Works, Ltd. 

(Decorated Tins) xxvi 

Cartwright, W. B., Ltd. (Moorland 

Tablets') 9 

Cellophane Co., Ltd. (Wrapping 

Materia!) xxiii 

Chemical Works formerly Sandoz 

(Alkaloids) ii 

Chrisvy, T., & Co. (Page Barker 
Lotion, Cameras, So-it-is Denture 

Powder) 22-30 

Coty (England), Ltd. (Toilet Preps.) 3 
Cox, Arthur H., & Co., Ltd. 

(Pills) Cover 

Cranbux, Ltd. (Odol) 20 

Crcokes Laboratories (Zinc Cream)., xiv 

Cupal, Ltd. (Diamond Corn Cure) 7 

Cussoiis, Sons & Co., Ltd. (Toilet 

Specialities) ^ 21 

Cuxscn. Gerrard & Co., Ltd. (Carna- 
tion Corn Caps) 30 

Dae Health Laboratoriesi, Ltd. (Veet 
Cream) 2 

Danto Eogeat & Cie (Enamelled Iron- 
ware) xxvi 

Dearborn, Ltd. (Toilet Specialities) .. 20 

Dudley & Co., Ltd. (Tripod Stands) xxii 

Edge, Wm., & Sons, Ltd. (Drummer 
Dyes) xxiii 

Edwards, Wm., & Sons (Quia Quenna 
Shampoo) 4 

Evans Sons Lescher & Webb, Ltd. 
(Menthol) ii 

Fassett & Johnson, Ltd. (Saltrates) xiii 

Fink, F., & Co. (Gums) 30 

Gardiner & Co. (The Scotch House), 

Ltd. (Overalls) xx 

Gardner, W., & Sons (Glos.), Ltd. 

(Machinery) xxvi 

Genatosan, Ltd. (Genozo) 25 

Genoxide, Ltd. (Hydrogen Peroxide) viii 
George, Ernest J. (Valuer, &c.) Col. Supp. 
Gollin & Co. Pty., Ltd. (Aspro) .... 12 



Gosnell, J., & Co., Ltd. (Toilet 
Preps.) 22 

Gower, John (Books) Col. Supp. 

Graesser-Monsanto Chemical Works, 
Ltd. (Salicylates) Cover 

Grout & Co., Ltd. (Crepe Bandages) xviii 

Hackect, S. E. (Film Overstocks) 

Col. Supp. 
Hampshire, F. W., & Co., Ltd. (Fly- 
catchers) XXV 

Hanson, W., & Sons (Glassware) . . xxviii 
Barker, C. E., Stagg & Morgan, Ltd. 

(Petrolax) ix 

Harley, T. (Eodine) xxiv 

Himrod Manfg. Co., Ltd. (Asthma 

Cure) X 

Hinders, Ltd. (Zix-Pads) xix 

Horlicks Malted Milk Co., Ltd. 30 

Howards & Sons, Ltd. (Bicarbonate 
of Soda) Cover 

Imperial Chemical Industries, Ltd. 
(Chloride of Lime) vii 

Jarrett, Eainsford & Laughton, Ltd. 
(Slumber Helmets, &c.) 29 

Johnson & Sons Mfg. Chemists, Ltd. 
(Developers, &c.) iii 

Josephs, Philip, & Sons, Ltd. (Shop- 
fittings) Col. Supp. 

Kent, G. B., & Sons, Ltd. (Brushes) 28 
Kerfoot, T., & Co., Ltd. (Vapex 

Inhalant) 17 

King, G., & Co., Ltd. (Foods) 29 

Kinross, A. (Printing) xxiv 

Kodak, Ltd. (Bromide Papers) 13 

Kotex, Ltd. (Sanitary Towels) xxi 

LePersonne, L., & Co. (Glass Bottles 

and Jars) xxviii 

London Capsule Co. (" Adaptocaps ") 

xxviii 

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THE CHEMIST AND ' DRUGGIST 



June 7, 10:30 



mOEX—cont. 

Mc'Clure, Young & Co., Ltd. 

(Glycerin Thymol,- Ac.) xii 

Macfarlan, J. F., & Co. (Ether) .. Cover 
Marie Antoinette Co. (Morgan's 

Pomade) 22 

Marmite Food Extract Co., Ltd xvi 

Martin, Bob, Ltd. (Dog Medicines, 

&C.) XXV 

, Matthews, D., & Sons (Sliopfittings) 

Col. Supp. 

Matthews Laboratories, Ltd. (Digi- 
talis) Leader Page 

Maund, F., & Berg, E., Ltd. (Show- 
cases) , xxiv-Col. Supp. 

Maw, S., Soa Sons, Ltd 11 

Maw-son, J. "W., & Co., Ltd. (Capsules 
d'Energie) xiv 

Menley & James, Ltd. (Tablets) vi 

Methylating Co., Ltd. (Methylated 
Spirit) i 

Midgley & Parkinson, Ltd. (Yeast 
Preps.) ... — ; .. xvi 

Mulford, H. K., Co.,. Ltd. (Cremo- 
Carbonates) xvii 

National Association of Opticians . . 29 
, Neill, J., & Co. (Sheffield), Ltd. 

(Razor Blades) 28 

Newball & Mason (Extract of Herbs, 

xvi 

Oldfield, Pattinson & Co. (Pharm. 

Preps.) .: 5 

Oppenheimer, Son & Co., Ltd. 

(Roboleine) 8 

Orridge & Co. (Valuers, <fec.) .. CoL Supp. 

Penney, C. E. (Shop to Let) Col. Supp. 
Pillischer, J., Ltd. (Microscopes, &c.) xviii 
Pitman, Sir Isaac, & Sons, Ltd. 

( Books) 50 

Potter & Clarke, Ltd. (Wholesale 

druggists) 35 

Prichard * Constance (Mfg.), Ltd. 

(Manicure Sets) 24 



Prideaux's, Ltd. (Dried Milk) xvi 

Pruno! Products, Ltd. (Fruit Laxa- 
tive) xvii 

Raleigh Cycle Co., Ltd. (Carrier 
Cycles) xxvii 

Reade Bros. & Co., Ltd. (Express 
Powders) ix 

Remington Cash Register Sales Co., 
Ltd. (Cash Reg'sters) 14 

Rendell, W. J., Ltd. (Quinine Pes- 
saries) xix 

Ridge's Food Co. (Infants' Food, xvi 

Riley, J., & Sons, Ltd. (Hypo) iii 

Roberts & Sheppey (Mel Rose 
Tablets) xiv 

Robinson., & Sons, Ltd. (Boxes, 
Cartons, &c.) x-xxiii 

Rosraarine Mfg. Co. (Petal Dust) .... 24 

Roura & Forgas (Quicksilver) iv 

Rowland, A., & Sons, Ltd. (Macassar 
Oil) 24 

Rudduck & Co. (Sliopfittings) 

xxii-Col. Supp. 

Rutherford, J., & Co., Ltd. (Toilet 
Rolls) XX 

Sangers-, Ltd. (Sundries) xv 

Sasso, P., & Figli (Olive Oil) 16 

Schering, Ltd. (Pharmaceutical 

Specialities) Leader Page 

Scliimmel & Co. (Perfumery Products) 18 
ScrutoTi, O., & Co. (Nurse Harvey's 

Mixture) 50 

Scurr, C. A. (Optical Tuition) 29 

Selo Advertising Dept. (Selo Roll 

Film) ; 52 

Shadeine Co. (Hair Dyes) 30 

Shaw, J., & Sons (Wolverhampton), 

Ltd. (Electric Outfits) 28 

Simmonds, C. W. B., Ltd. (Premises) 

Col. Supp. 

Smith, T. & H., Ltd. (Chemicals) .... iv 
Smith, L. C, & Corona Typewriters. 

Ltd. 29 

Solazzi (Liquorice) iii 



Solport Bros., Ltd. (Watersprite 

Face Cloths) xviii 

Southall Bros. & Barclay, Ltd. (First- 

Aid Outfits) 10 

Speer, W. R., & Sou (Toothbrushes) 24 
Stanbert« (Advertising Balloons, 28 
Sterns, Ltd. (Oils, Petroleum, ic.) xxvi 
Stevens <fc Manning (Sifting Machines) 

xxvi 

Stevenson & Howell, Ltd. (Floral 

Oils, Ac.) 1 

Sudex Co. (Senna Pods) . iv 

Tatcho Laboratories (Hair Preps.) .. 28 

Temmah Products, Ltd. (Blades) .... 22 

Thompson & Capper Wholesale, Ltd. 
(Peppermint Tablets) 27 

Tibo Products (International), Ltd. 
(Rex Insect Killer) xxlv 

Tomlinson & Hayward, Ltd. (Eureka 
Fly Spray) xxv 

Tcwle, E. T., & Co., Ltd. (Penny- 
royal Pills, ^;c.) xii 

Town Talk Polish Co. (Polishing 
Cloths, &c.) XX 

Verrinders, Ltd. (South African Dis- 
tributors) ii 

Vinolia Co., Ltd. (Shaving Soap) .... 19 

Wanie Distributing Co. (Blades) .... 20 

Ward, T., & Sons, Ltd. (Blades) 23 

Westminster College of Pharmacy .. 29 
Whey Products, Ltd. (Milk Sugar) .. 6 
Whiffen A Sons, Ltd. (Fine Chemicals) v 
AVilcox, Jozeau & Co. (Foreign 

Proprietaries) Leader Page 

Williams, .1. B. (Selling and Dis- 
tributing Change) 8 

Wootl Bros. Glass Co., Ltd. (Phar- 
maceutical Glassware) xxx 

Worth, Stanley (Proprietary Articles) 54 
Wrigley, Paterson & Co., Ltd. 

(" Superlin " Disinfectant) xii 

Wyleys, Ltd. (Pharmaceuticals) .. Cover 

Y'ouldon, F. (Bottlee) xxviii 

Zeal, 6. H., Ltd. (ClLnicals) xix 




Supplied in Bulk or Tins at Best Prices 



June 7, 1930 



THE CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST 



DIAMOND CORN CURE 



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Just one of the displays that 
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ORDER THIS PHENOMENAL SELLER and make 
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Retail lOJd. per bottle 

Wholesale 7/- less 10% Bonus 13 dozen to each gross 

■ Manufacturing Chemists, 

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'Phone : Blackburn 6073. 



THE CHEMIST AND DEUGGIST 



Ju^'E 7, 1930 




ROBOLEINE contains all essential vitamins :— BONE 
AlARROW : Yellow marrow from the long bones to stimulate 
formation of red corpuscles and so strengthen the whole nervous 
system. Red marrow from the rib bones to stimulate formation 
of white corpuscles and increase resistance to disease. AlALT, 
a natural laxative and source of energy. EGG YOLK, con- 
taining lecithin, the greatest nerve food known. LEMON 
JUICE, neutralised for building bone and preventing skin 
trouble. 

ROBOLEINE corrects MetaboUsm and is recommended in 
cases of Malnutrition, Debility, Sleeplessness, Loss of Weight, 
and in all T'lberculous conditions ; also to Nursing and Expectant 
Mothers as a galactagogue, and as an adjunct in the Dieting of 
Infants, etc., etc. 

ROBOLEINE is concentrated nourishment that revitalises the 
body and feeds the nerves. Easily assimilable, it is the best 
reconstructive tonic food available. 

WRITE FOR TERMS TO 

OPPENHEIMER SON & Co., Ltd., 

HANDFORTH LABORATORIES, 
CLAPHAM ROAD, 
LONDON, S.W.9 




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CORRECTION 



In last week's issue an announcement was mai 
concerning new Sales and Distributing 
ments for our preparations, 
was given as 1st June 1930. 



de 

arrange- 
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1st OCTOBER 1930 



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til that date all orders should be 
addressed to 

Messrs. J. C. ENO LTD 
i6o PICCADILLY 
LONDON W.I 

THE J. B. WILLIAMS COMPANY 



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Do YOU want 

some of the Big Profits 
within your grasp ? 

IF YOU DO 

make a bold display of 

MOORLAND 

BRAND 

INDIGESTION 
TABLETS 

and link up YOUR Pharmacy 

with the 

BIG ADVERTISING 
SCHEME 

for this wonderful Quick Seller 

PLACE YOUR ORDER TO-DAY 

W. B. CARTWRIGHT LTD. RAWDON NR. LEEDS 



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MULTUM IN PARVO 

FIRST AID 
- OUTFITS 





This Case, which is of Leatherette, measuring when closed 5| by 3i by 1 1 ins., 
contains the undermentioned First Aid supplies : — 



Surgical Bandages 
Absorbent Cotton Wool 
" Priory " Wound Dressings 
Boric Lint 

" Priory " Court Plaster 

Sewing Outfit 

Solid Boric Ointment 



Insect Stick 

Restorative Essence of Ammonia 
Iodine Paint 

Bicarbonate of Soda Tablets 

Adhesive Plaster 

Scissors 

Tweezers 



Leaflet giving instructions for uses. 



UNIQUE IN VALUE 



/- dozen. 1 gross lots 24/- dozen. 



SEND FOR SAMPLE . 

SOUTHALL BROS* & BARCLAY, LTD* 

LOWER PRIORY - ^ - BIRMINGHAM 



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MAGNETISM 



Is your pharmacy a business magnet ? Is it a 
centre of attraction or merely one of a row of 
shops ? Does it draw customers to your counter 
and hold them there ? Does it pull business 
away from your outside competitors P 
Your pharmacy ought to be outstanding. It 
ought to be impossible to pass without noticing 
it. It ought to reflect your personality and the 
proper atmosphere of pharmacy. At the same 
time it ought to show and sell your goods 
successfully. 

To design and build pharmacies like this is not 
easy. It requires knowledge and experience of 



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sh'opfitting technique and, above all, it demands 
pharmaceutical training. A good ordinary shop 
may be a bad pharmacy and pharmaceutical 
shopfiitting is a thing apart. 

Maw's are truly pharmacy designers and con- 
structors. They have been bred in the phar- 
maceutical atmosphere, and have grown up with 
pharmaceutical traditions. A " Maw " phar- 
macy combines all that is best in pharmacy 
with all that is best in business. It is a 
profit maker and a prestige builder. It is a 
sound investment, a safeguard of future 
prosperity. 



// you are contemplating any fitting work, from the 
installation of a simple showcase to complete equipment 
or reconstruction of a pharmacy, consult Maw's. We will 
help you with suggestions, sketches and estimates of cost. 




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June 7. 1930 




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British to the Core'' NeivSeriesMplay Features. 



Send COUPON below for this New 
« ASPRO« Window Display 



Printed in ten 
colours 




IS THE 
QUICKEST ACTING 
ANTIDOTE KNOWN 
FOR eOLDS.'FLU 
£- FEVERISH 
CONDITIONS 





H^Ot IN ENGUMD 

ASPRO 




By featuring *ASPRO ' Displays in your window you link up your 
store to the largest Medicine Publicity Campaign in the World 



Following the success of our recent Man- 
Nurse and Child Display for Chemists 
and the many letters of appreciation re- 
ceived we have pleasure in announcing a 
new 3-piece series now ready for distribu- 
tion. These productions combine sug- 
gestion and reasons why customers should 
enter your store to purchase ' ASPRO.' 
The sooner you co-operate by featuring 
'ASPRO' Displays — the greater is your 
opportunity of benefiting by the consumer 
demand created by our huge advertising 
campaign. Be first in the field by showiiig 
this new j-Piece Display. .Simply fill in 
name and address and post to GoUin & Co. 
Pty., Ltd., "Aspro" Dept., Slough, Bucks. 
The displays will be despatched to you 
promptly. 

17% Extra through buying 
'ASPRO' on Bonus Terms. 

The 'ASPRO' bonus on unstamped 
'ASPRO' is as follows: — On a one 
gross order for lo's the bonus is one dozen 
packets ; on half-gross order, i dozen 
packets. Half-gross lo's is the minimum 
order accepted for Bonus purposes. On 
a I gross order for 27's the bonus is 2 
dozen packets, on a half-gross order i 
dozen packets, and on a quarter-gross order 
i dozen packets. A quarter-gross order is 
the minimum quantity. There is no 
bonus on 5's or 6o's. 

The conditions are that the Chemist who 
buys on these terms undertakes to display 
' ASPRO ' Advertising matter in his shop 
window for 14 days, and sell at advertised 
prices. As ' ASPRO ' is so extensively 



advertised, this action will not only bring 
customers into the Chemist's shop to 
purchase ' ASPRO,' but should enable the 
chemist's staff to make other sales to these 
customers. Acceptance of Bonus is con- 
sidered acceptance of conditions regardirig 
display and selling prices. For Bonuses it 
is not necessary to buy both sizes at the 
same time, i.e., single lots 6 dozen lo's 
or 3 dozen 27's will qualify the Chemist. 

You order as follows : — We do not sell 
direct to the Chemist. All our business 
goes through Wholesalers. Orders may 
be sent either to your Wholesaler or direct 
to us. If to us, state the name of your 
Wholesaler, so that we may forward the 
order on and the Bonus will be supplied 
direct by us. 

Ordinary prices for unstamped 
'ASPRO' are as follows: — 

3d. size (containing 5 tablets) 2/3 doz. 

6d. „ (containing 10 tablets) 4/6 „ 

1/3 „ (containing 27 tablets) 11/6 „ 

2/6 „ (containing 60 tablets) 21/- „ 

Less 2^% 30 days. 



'ASPRO' consists of the purest Acetyl 
Salicylic Acid that has ever been known to 
Medical Science, and its claims are based 
on its superiority. 

Made by ASPRO LIMITED, 
SLOUGH, England. 



Agents : 
GOLLIN & CO. PTY. LTD. 
('Aspro' Dept.), 
SLOUGH, BUCKS. 

'Phone : Slough 608. 



No proprietary right i 
claimed in the method 
of manufacture or 
the formula. .-"'W^P , 



Note. — The 1/3 size contains two extra V^^.;! 
tablets. 2/6 size ten extra tablets. ttii .^0° 

....•^d^.l'v::..-- 



,0 



AsprO 



REC.tr AOE MARK 



JrNE 7, 1930 



THE CHEMIST AXD DEUGGIST 



13 



READ THIS LETTER 



TfiLeo«AM9t 
IlLHOSe. CHCSTClh 



WILL R. ROSE. 

23, bridge street row. 
Chester. 

EVCRYTHING PHOTOGRAPH. C. EPAKCHES AT CXFORC A .S D CHELTENHA*^ 

21st. K&y 1930. 



Keesrs. KotaX, Limitea, 
Kcdajc House, 
KlngST.aiT, A'C2. 



I gjE s'lre that you will be interested and 
pleased to know that I have returned to the exclusive 
use of "Yelox" and "Kodak" Bromide papers in r.y Works 
at Chester, Oxford and Cheltenhar.. Two years ago, I 
cane to the conclusion that I ov/ed it to r.yself to see 
if I could get as good res-alts -Aith cheaper papers, tut 
my experience has shown that to get consistently the 
high standard of quality which I h=ve always denarded from 
my Works and for which those '.rcrks have acouired the 
reputaticn, none tut the test is good enough. 

Yours faithfully. 



''None but the Best'' 

and it costs no more 

to have D. & P. done 
by a House which uses 

"Velox" 

and 

Kodak Bromide Papers 



Kodak Limited, Kingsway, London, \y.C.2. 



THE CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST 



June 7, 1930 





Not only 
cash registers 
but an efficient 
and ever ready 

SERVICE" 



Messrs, Dennison & Q]Xo}vam 

86, Copland Terrace, 
and 62, Gihson Street, 
Newcastle-upon'Tyne. 
615/30. 

Dear Sirs, 

We installed your machines in our 
shops after testing them against other 
makes, and we have never regretted our 
choice. They are satisfactory in every 
way. The visible detail strip is a great 
boon, particularly for checking at intervals 
during the day. Also, we find that we 
have bought, not only Cash Registers, but 
an efficient and ever ready service. 

You may make use of this note of 
appreciation as you wish. 

Yours faithfully, 

Dennison & Graham, 
pp. R. N. Dennison. 

The Remington Cash Register Sales Co., 

Ltd. 



Because the success of your business is 
so largely dependent on accurate, day- 
to-day information as to your stocks and 
your sales, find out about Remington. 
It is more than a Cash Register, it is 
a system that prevents errors and avoids 
disputes. The wide detail strip in the 
centre of the machine provides you with 
an accurate Day Book wherein every sale 
is printed and identified. 

Full information about Remington will 
be interesting to you. Will you use the 
coupon ? Tear it off and post it tonight. 



-COUPON 



j THE REMINGTON CASH REGISTER SALES j 
I CO. LTD.. Dept. C.D.4, 38 Kingsway, London, W.C.2 | 

} Please send me, without obligation, particulars I 
I of the features that make Remington the | 
I simplest and most profitable Cash Register 
, for chemists. 
I j 



R emington. 



'Name — 
Address- 



CASH REGISTERS 



' Branches throughout Gt. Britain . 
I and Ireland j 



JuN-F. 7, 1080 



THE CHEMIST AND DEUGGIST 



15 



Com Remedie 



are amazio! 



Liquid 



" Golden " Corn Cure. i dr. actinic green vials, felt padded 

cork, slide box, wrapped. Display outer 
" Dispell© " Corn Cure. Effective display and big seller 
Corn Paint. Box top cork with brush. Carded in i dozens.. 
Corn Solvent " Eradico." Box top cork with brush, in 

round boxes, twelve on a card . . 



Salve 

" Eradico " Corn Salve 

Plasters 

Corn Silk " Eradico." 
Corn Silk "American." 
Corn Velvet " Eradico." 



In silicated boxes 



Alternative styles in smartly 
designed envelopes, packed 3 
dozen in counter outer. All 
available for Chemist's name. 

6 dozen at 

Corn Discs "Eradico." In envelopes with fixers, i dozen 
in hinged lid box. . . . . . . 6 dozen at 

Corn Discs " Toto." Assorted sizes mounted on pocket 
folder and enclosed in envelope. 12 on sales card 

Corn Strap Rings. Slide box of attractive design, containing 
d strap rings 



per doz. 4/9 
per doz. 5/- 
per doz. 3/9 

per doz. 5/- 



per doz. 5/- 



per doz. 3/6 
per doz. 3/6 
per doz. 4/- 
per doz. 6/6 



Own name facilities on all except " DISPELLO ' 
Sample pack sent post free to any Trading Chemist. 



and CORN SALVE. 
Special prices for quantities. 



own eame 



the larsfest ranafe 



AYRTON, SAUNDER 

& Co., Ltd,, LIVERPOOL 



THE CHEMIST AND DEUGGIST 



June 7, 1930 




OLIVE 




The Standard of Quality 




With Olive Oil at its present low price there will be an 
increased consumption this year and the public will be more 
particular about quality. " SASSO " OLIVE OIL will 
produce a permanent increase in sales owing to its never 
varying exquisite flavour and bouquet. Write for new season's 
samples and prices. It will pay to make a contract now 
to cover part of the year's requirements. 




Producers ; 



$AS$0 & FIGLI 

Oneglia, Italy 

Sole distributors for the United 
Kingdom : Fredk. Poehm Ltd., 
17 Jewry St., London E.C.3 




June 7, 1930 



THE CHEMIST AND DEUGGIST 



17 




1^ 



la. 



Sells all the year round 



SUMMER and winter 
" Vapex " is always in 
season. Catarrh in any form 
is intensely disagreeable in the 
summer time and the dust in 
the atmosphere renders the 



trouble doubly obstinate. 
Sufferers from Nasal Catarrh, 
Hay Fever &c.will be grateful 
for a reminder ot the useful- 
ness of " Vapex '' now and 
during the coming months. 



To EXPORT BUYERS— All orders and enquiries should be addressed to our Sole Export Agents 
Wm. ALFRED JONES Ltd., West India House, Liverpool 



THOMAS KERFOOT£?C9U.? 



SM5 I 



1 1^1%) 
IP If 



IB! 




COPVRIGHT 



18 



THE CHEMIST AND DEUGGIST 



June 7, 1930 



NOTICE OF TRANSFER 

The well-known series of all Glass 
<Sl other Medical Sprays & Atomisers 

The ASEPTUS-ARISTON-ALPHA 
BETA DELT A-OMEG A-MIR A- VE V AX 

and various special patterns 

We have acquired from Messrs. R, J. Reuter Ltd. all rights and 
Trade Marks of their series of Medical Sprays. We have taken over 
all stock of these, together with their expert manufacturing and fitting 
staff, and are in a position to supply these fine grade products in exactly 
the same style and quality as hitherto, at the same prices and terms. 

BRIXTON, MALCOLM & WAYMARK, LTD. 

38 SOUTHWARK BRIDGE ROAD, LONDON, S.E.i 
Telephone : WATERLOO 1442 (2 Lines) 




E. SACHSSE & CO., LEIPZIG. ANTON DEPPE SOHNE. 



SPECIALITIES: 

CAMPHOR OIL PEPPERMINT OIL 

JUNIPER BERRY OIL BORNEOL 
SANDALWOOD OIE BORNYL ACETATE 
MUSTARD OIL THYMOL 
PINE OILS TERPENELESS OILS 

Sole Distributors for United Kingdom / 

Messrs. FREDK. BOEHM, LTD., 17 Jewry Street, LONDON, E.C.3. 

Scottish Office : 140 West George Street, GLASGOW. 



June 7, 1930 



THE CHEMIST AND DEUGGIST 



19 




Best made 
-suits any 
blade 

However often they change 
their blades, men come back 
again and again for Vinolia 
Shaving Soap. They appre- 
ciate the way it gets the most 
out of any blade^ It helps 
the razor most— that's why 
Vinolia is such a steady seller,^ 
creating goodwill for you by 
bringing satisfied users back 
again and again for more* 




VINOLIA 

SHAVING SOAP 



VT 74-29 



BRITISH AND BEST 

VINOUA CO., LTD.. BEBINGTON. CHESHtRB 



20 



THE CHEMIST AND DEUGGIST 



June 7, 1930 



ii! 



MERCOLIZED WAX 

: for the Complexion : 

and 

ST ALL AX 

- — : a Shampoo : 

'T'WO substantiaT wfld well-advertised lines which show a handsome profit 
to the Retailer, and, moreover, may be stocked fearlessly owing to the 
Manufacturers' most liberal Sale or Return Guarantee. 

Both are obtainable in two sizes, and their reputation and sterling value 
assure a steady turnover. 

Order through your Wholesaler, or direct from : 

DEARBORN (1923) LIMITED 

37 GRAY'S INN ROAD, LONDON, W.C.1. 



i 



Telephone 



HOLBORN 9669 




TOOTH PASTE 




Consistent and ever in- 
creasing advertising in 
the Press supported by 
attractive posters on thousands 
of hoardings and up-to-date 
talking films, is creating more 
demand for these two splendid 
all-British products. 



HAIR 



CLIPPERS 

For SURGICAL 
and VETERINARY 
PURPOSES. 

HAIRDRESSERS' 



The British-Made 
Hair Clipper. 




Dainty Shingling 
Clippers for 
Ladies' use. 

CLIPPERS 



BURMAN & Sons, Ltd., BIRMINGHAM 




IF IT 
SHAVES 

IT'S 
WANIE 

The Blade that SELLS as it SHAVES— 

" LIKE GREASED LIGHTNING ! " 

Obtainable from all leading Wholesalers. 

FREE SAMPLE ON REQUEST. 
Dept. CD., WANIE DISTRIBUTING CO., 
89 Aldgate High Street, E.C.3. 

Irish Free State Agents: 
Messrs. W. A. FREEDMAN & CO:. 21. Merchant's Quay, DUBLIN. 



June 7, 1930 



THE CHEMIST AND DEUGGIST 



21 





Perfumed with real 
English essence of 
Lavender, this speci- 
ality soap will make 
strong appeal to 
those of your customers who prefer 
the quiet dignity of old world 
odours. At the same time Cussons' 
Ye Olde English Lavender" Soap 
is thoroughly modern in the method 
of its manufacture and the generous 
profit which it carries. 

Write now for prices 
and full particulars 
to the manufacturers. 



KER.SAL VALE. MANCHESTER, 



vm 



J 



THE CHEMIST ANB DEUGGIST 



JuxE 7, 1930 





Scurf 
Dandruff 



LOTION 



Wi^A oj'i?e>' for 3 dozen 
you get three 2/6 bottles as 
bonus, handsome metal 
showstand, and attractive 
showcards. 



The recognised 
specific for scurf 

"PVERY bottle of Dr. Page-Barker's Scurf 
f-^ Lotion bears a positive guarantee that 
it - will eradicate scurf or the purchase 
price will be refunded. This makes it 
the easiest to sell of all hair and scalp 
specifics. And the profit is handsome. 

PER 18/- DOZEN 

SEE OUR NEW AND ARTISTIC SHOWCARDS 
WRITE FOR EXPORT TERMS 



2^6 



P.A.T.A. 



THOS. CHRISTY & CO., 4-12 OLD SWAN LANE, LONDON, E.C.4 



GOSNELUS 

ORIGINAL 

Cherry 
Tooth Past 




IN TUBES 

lOd. 8c 1/3 ( 

IN POTS 

1/6 & 21- 




Cherry Blossom 
Perfume 



JOHN GOSNELL & CO., LTD. 

Perfumers and Fine Soap Makers 

211-215, Blackfriars Rd., S.E.I 

LONDON 

Established 1760 



WE MANUFACTURE SAFETY RAZOR BLADES 
FOR ALL CLASSES OF TRADE. 



POPULAR EMMAH 



RETAIL AT 
2cl . each 



" P.C." - - Ad. each 
PLANET - - 3d. each 

WITHOUT EQUAL IN THEIR CLASS. 
Send for particulars of our new FREE GIFT SCHEME 
in connection with PLANET BLADES. 

Enquiries and quotations promjAly attended to. 



EMMAH PRODUCTS, LTD. 



14-16 LOWER CLAPTON ROAD, LONDON, E.5 




~IVBARIE ANTOINETTE 

EGG JULEP SHAMPOO " 
POWDER 

DELICATELY PERFUMED. 

Suitable for all Hair ; keeps same Bright, 

Soft and Glossy. 
Loose, 3d. Shampoos - - 19/- gross. 
1/6 Boxes (se\ en 3d. Shampoos) - 12/- doz. 

3 Boxes Bonus uith 3 dozen order. Established 35 years. 

OFFER THIS * W^^" customers ask for a colour-restorer 

— • for grey hair, or a tonic to stop failing or 

to promote growth, offer 

MORGAN'S POMADE 

You may do so in full confidence that it will perform what it promises; 
40 \ ears' reputation, a world-wide trade and thousands of testimonials 
support its claim to genuine merit. Retail 1,9 and 3 3 per pot ; 

wholesale 14/- and 26/- per doz. Both Articles in the P.A.T.A. List. 

The MARIE ANTOINEirE CO., LTD. '^'SrNa?''"' 



June 7, 1930 



THE CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST 



23 



Sensational Gift 



for every 
shaver and 



PROFIT 
for you. 




This genuine 9d. Midgiey's Full-size Shaving Stick with each 
1/3d. Packet of Wardonia "New Edge" Blades purchased. 



That's the offer we make — the great 
offer your customers will crowd in for. 
Complete window and counter display 
matter FREE with every order. Widely 
advertised in the National and Provincial 
Press. Back up this wonderful 

*' SPORTING OFFER" 

there's a big profit behind it for you. 
Note the generous Trade Terms. 
Delivery guaranteed of first order, 
whatever the quantity, so order 
generously and at once from your 
usual wholesaler or direct from : — 



How Packed: — ■ 

In attractive Display 
Carton CONTAINING 
24— PACKETS of 5 
WARDONIA Blades 
<i 24— 9d.Midgley's 
Shaving Sticks. 

RETAIL VALUE OF "2 A / 
ABOVE CARTON I ~ 



TRADE 
TERMS: 



1 to 4 Cartons 

{per carton) 21/- 

5 Cartons 

{per carton) 20/- 

10 Cartons 

{per carton) 19/- 

20 Cartons 

{per carton) 18/- 



FOR TWO MONTHS ONLY 




Sole Makers: THOMAS WARD & SONS LTD., Wardonia Works, Sheffield, England 



24 



THE CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST 



June 7, 1930 




PROFIT ON 



%nu$ Manicure %rcel 




COMPACT Manicure Sets, Nail Varnish, Nail 
Stone, Cuticle Fluid and Cuticle Cream — six 
splendid popularly priced lines that can be making 
big profits for you. For a window display to link up 
with our current advertising in the " Daily Mirror " 
and " Daily Sketch " we are offering a special bonus 
parcel as follows ; — 



2 doz. 6d. Nail Stones - 
5 doz. II' Cuticle Fluid • 
1 doz. I/- Nail Varnish' 
5 doz- 119 Manicure Sets 
1 only 316 „ „ 
5 doz- 11' Cuticle Cream 



COST SELLING 
PRICE PRICE 



8 O 
4 0 
8 0 
4 8 
2 4 
free 



12 O 
6 0 
12 0 



Less 10% 



£1 7 0 £2 3 6 
2 8 



£1 4 4 
19 2 



NETT PROFIT 

PRICHARD & CONSTANCE (Mfg.) LTD. 
11 BROAD STREET, W.C.2. 



The Public are Calling 

for 

PETAL DUST 

H " Wheyciii the subtle savour oj the Flowen ■ 

JIL sublimely dwells." 

THE GREAT FLORAL AIR PURIFIER 

A Trial will convince you that 

PETAL DUST, when once shown, creates its own 
demand, and is therefore a valuable adjunct to 
every " go-ahead " store. 

PETAL DUST, when displayed prominently upon 
your counter, will attract prudent customers by 
the fragrance of its unique odour, which to-day 
is of such universal admiration. 

Retails in packets at 4d. and 8d. each. 

Attractive Advertising matter free on request. 



Obtainable through all the usual Wholesale Houses or 
from Sole Producers : — 

The Rosmarine Manufacturing Co. 

LONDON, S.E.I. 



For 137ijears 

Rowland's Macassar Oil has been a 
favourite dressing for the hair. It keeps 
the hair healthy, and prevents the encroach- 
ment of greyness and baldness. 

OJ all Wholesalers. 

RETAII, 

3/6, 7/- & 10/6 




P.A.T.A. 



Red for 
dark hair 

Golden 
for fair or 



9^ loriairor 
Jl firey hair 

•^A. ROWLAND & SONS, Ltd., 112 Guilford St., London. W.C.I 



"ODENTIC" 
PLATE 
BRUSH 




From all 

Wholesalers^ 



Packed !n i-dozen Display Boxes. 

Manufacturers : 

W. R. Speer & Son 

215 DALSTON LANE - - 



Re?d. No. 417637. 



(EST. 
100 YEARS) 

LONDON, E.8 



Agent for S. Africa— C. CORDON DAVIES & CO., 
National Bank Build'ngs, Pritchard Street, Johannesburg. 



June 7, 1930 



THE CHEMIST AND DEUGGIST 



25 



BUY 

GENOZO 

ON THE BEST TERMS 

£5 ORDERS OF GENATOSAN PRODUCTS 

Genozo may be included in cash with order mixed parcels of 
Sanatogen, Genasprin, Formamint, etc., which are subject to 10% 
discount for window show. The addition of a further steady seller to 
the existing range of Genatosan products enables many chemists, who 
have not before been able to avail themselves of these terms, to secure the 
advantage of purchasing on this basis, which shows in the case of Genozo 

A profit on selling price of 40 

★ 

SPECIAL TERMS JUST INTRODUCED 

For those chemists who are anxious to make Genozo one of their 
" star hues " and are prepared to push this " Chemists' own tooth- 
paste " vigorously, there are even more advantageous terms (for 
Genozo only) which show — 

An even greater profit I 

WRITE TO-DAY FOR PARTICULARS 

GENOZO Brand TOOTHPASTE British made by GENATOSAN LTD., LOUGHBOROUGH 
SALES ACTUALLY CONFINED TO THE CHEMISTS' TRADE 



26 



THE CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST 



June 7, 1930 



Now is the time 
to display Halex 

HALEX SUMMIR ADVERTISING DRIVE 
begins — to-day I 






If you need more free display material, another 
showcard or window- sticker, or if you want 
more Halex Brushes — send in this order- 
form to-day ! 



From now on, for the next eight weeks, the 
advertisements reproduced here (and others like 
them) will appear at the rate of 5 million a week in the 
following national newspapers and magazines : — 

DAILY MAIL DAILY CHRONICLE 



DAILY NEWS 
nash's MAGAZINF 
WOMAN & HOME 
HOME NOTES 



glasgow bulletin 
modern woman 
woman's pictorial 
modern weekly 



GOOD HOUSEKEEPING 

Practically the whole bulk of the Halex Summer campaign 
has been concentrated into the mid-summer months — 
the ' peak period ' of toothbrush sales. Now is the time 
to display Halex — while intensive advertising is creating 
a quick demand for the Halex Brushes you bought on 
the extra-profit terms. 

Link up with these big new 
advertisements — Display Halex 



{Fill in and post to your usual Wholesaler) 



To. 



Please send me/us 



.dozen Halex Toothbrushes as 



@ 6/- a doz. 
@ 7/6 a doz. 
~ 9/- a doz. 
@ 11/- a doz. 
(a), 13/- a doz. 



(a) 

listed below : 

Halex No. i doz. 

Halex No. 2 doz. 

Halex No. 3........ doz. 

Halex No. 4 doz. 

Halex No. 5 doz. 

Halex No. 6 doz. @ 15/- a doz. 

(b) The Halex Showcase (free with orders 
for not less than 4 doz.). 

(c) The Halex Showcards and Window 
Transparency (free to any stockist). 

(d) The Halex Display Holder (free to any 
stockist). 

(e) The Halex Introductory Parcel at 40/- 
only. 

{Strike out words not required.) 



Name. 



Address. 
HB5 



ffE CHEMIST Am 




ANOTHER LINE / 
WORTH noting/ 

It pays you always to keep our 6d. Bags 
of PEPPERMINT TABLETS on 
show. They sell all the year round, 
people always come back for more, and 
every bag sold is an EXTRA SALE. 

There is "something different" about our 

PEPPERMINT 
TABLETS 

and they have proved a most popular line. 
Showcards supplied with each order. Packed 
in most attractive outers of 1 doz. bags in each. 

Minimum retail price 6d. per bag. 
Wholesale prices 4/- per doz. Per gross 45/-. 

Thompson & Capper Wholesale Ltd. 

MANESTY BUILDINGS, COLLEGE LANE 

LIVERPOOL 



SweeU.Rifrithmq 



,4 i 



PEPPERMINT TABLETS 



28 



THE CHEMIST AND DEUGGIST 



JuxE 7, 1930 



Why you should 



sell the 



When you sell a TROJAN High Fre- 
quency Outfit you give your customer 
every satisfaction and make a profit- 
able sale. 

Recommended by beauty and hair 
specialists, TROJAN Outfits are abso- 
lutely dependable and can be easily 
operated by an entirely inexperienced 
person. 

The TROJAN CURES Rheumatism, 
Sciatica, Lumbago, Gout, Insomnia, 
Neuritis, Asthma, Bronchitis, Catarrh, 
Nervousness, Headaches, Pleurisy, 
Colds in the Head, Neuralgia, Sore 
Throat, Falling Hair, Skin Diseases, 
Chilblains and innumerable other 
ailments. 

If you do not already stock this TRIED 
and PROVED quick-selling line — ask 
us to send you particulars of our 
Scheme for selling 20 sets a week! 

JOHN SHAW&SONI 

WOLVERHAMPTON LTD 

(Established 1795). 

Head Office and Works - - WOLVERHAMPTON 

Telephone : Wolverhampton 1001. 
Telegrams : " Shaw Wolverhampton." 

London Branch - - . 29-30 Shoe Lane, E.C.4 

Telephone: Central 8163. 

MANCHESTER - - 5 Ormc Buildings, Parsonage 

Telephone : Blacktriars 1365. 




STRONG PUBLICITY 

The extended National Advertising for 
"Eclipse" Blades, combined with the 
new Display Card, is creating increased 
sales. Get your share of this business by 
displaying in your window the attractive 
show matter sent gratis on request. 



Place your order now through 
your usual wholesaler, or direct 
from the manufacturers. 

JAMES NEILL & CO^Sheffield) LTD., 

Cruclhle l^tecl Mamifacmrers . SHEFFIELD. 





T ATflHO ^^"*p*® ^^^^ 

^ * M^\^ e Bottles in Case for 



THE 



HAIR RESTORER 



Bottles in Case tor 
Counter Display, 
4/- PER DOZ. 



PROMOTES, PRODUCES, 
BEAUTIFIES THE HAIR 

TATCHO Laboratofies, 5 Great Queen Street, London, W.C.2 



1/3 size 
2,9 size 



12/6 per doi. 
26/- per doz. 




BALLOONS 

GOMBS, PRESENTS, 



PRINTED with your 
ADVERTISEMENT 
or BLOCK. 

LEATHER GOODS, NOVELTIES. ETC. 

Deal from the oldest estailislied firm in the Trade : 
" STANBERTS," STANBERT HOUSE, (Dept. "P "), 

377 KENNINGTON ROAD, S.E.H Reliance 1762 

STOCK " JAZZO," THE SIAGIC DANCE FLOOR POLISH. 



G. B. KENT & SONS, LTD. 

Are known the World over as 
the Largest Manufacturers of 



B 



EST 

RITISH 

RUSHES 



Please write for full Particulars to : — 

75 FARRINGDON ROAD, E.C.I. 



June 7, 1930 



THE CHEMIST AND DEUGGIST 



29 




SPECIAL FOODS DEVISED. ENQUIRIES INVITED. 
George King & Co., Ltd., Sycamore St., London, E.C.1 



Phone: Clerkenwell 3383. 



Wires: " FoodoHngs, Barb, London." 



IN mS OR TONS 



''Ladye Jayne'' 

SLUMBER HELMETS & HAIRPINS 

ARE NECESSITIES FOR THE 
PRESERVATION OF EVERY LADY'S 
HAIR AND ARE NOW SOLD BY 
MOST GOOD CLASS CHEMISTS. 

Send for Samples afid Prices. 



JARRETT, RAINSFORD 

ALEXANDRA WORKS 



& 



LAUGHTON, LTD. 
BIRMINGHAM 

Sole Manufacturers of 

" LAD YE JAYNE " " LADYE FAYRE " 

Hairpins and Hairgrips. Compacts with unbreakable powder. 



MANY SUCCESSES IN THE EXAMINATIONS 

Your Opportunity to 

QUAUFY IN OPTICS 

PRACTIC^I. WORK. Students taking the course 



mav receiv 

at' any 



: personal tuition in the practical work 
TIMU DURING THE COURSU. 



Exfierl Tuition jar the SIGHT-TESTING DIPLOMAS of the IVorsHif^ 
ful Companu of Spectacle Makers (F.S.M.C.) ; the British Optical 
Association (F.B.O.A.) ; the National Association of Opticiani 
(F.N.A.O.). ; or the Coilcge of Optics (f .CO.) 
Write for full particulars — 

C.A.SCURR, M.P.S.,F.S.IVI.C..F.B.O.A.,F.N.A.O.,B.Sc..F.|.0.,F.C.O. 
50 HIGH STREET, BARNET. LONDON, N. 

8.A. Representative : E. E. G. WOOLLEY, F.S.M.C., M.P.S., P.O. Box 1769, 
Durban. 

N.Z. Representative : R. C. AITCHISON, Bor 158 PALMEESTON North. 



The 

NATIOHAL ASSOCIATION OF OPTICIANS. 

Chemist''Opticians 

are invited to apply for Membership of the 
N.A.O. 

Particulars of the next Examination for the 
Fellowship Diploma, Syllabus, Entrance 
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CONTENTS 



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PAGE 

Association Meetings .. 685 

Sirths 596 

Business Changes 684 

C. & D. Commercial 

Compendium 711 

Corner for Students ... 704 
Correspondence : — 

Letters 703 

Subscribers' 

Symposium 709 

Dispensing Notes .'. .. 710 

Legal Queries 710 

Mi scellaneous 
Inquiries 710 



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C. & D. Retail Price 

List 694 

Deaths 696 

Editorial Articles : — 
Comparing the Stan- 
dards 593 

Position of Tinnevelly 

Senna 599 

English News .■ 653 

General Medical Council 690 
Information Department 596 

Inquests 685 

Insurance .Act Dis- 
pensing 703 



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Irish News 684 

Kraton Eaters 702 

Legal Reports 686 

Marriages 696 

New Companies and 

Company News 688 

Northern Ireland Hea,lth 

Insurance Bill 687 

Observations and Re- 
flections 697 

Personalities 694 

Retail Pharmacists' 
Union Evidence 700 



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Pharmaceutical 
Society of Great 
Britain : — 

Council Meeting 691 

Branch Meetings 693 

Retrospect 710 

Sporting Events 685 

Stock Exchange Prices . 689 

Trade Marks 695 

Trade Notes 695 

Trade Report 705 

Westminster Wisdom . . 69S 
Wills 696 



English and Welsh News 

The Editor will be obliged, if subscribers will send him marked copies of news- 
papers containing items of interest for insertion in this or other news sections. 



Enamelled Hollow-Ware for Surgical Use 

The keen look-out kept by trade associations was 
emphasised on June 2 at an inquiry held by the Board 
of Trade under the Merchandise Marks Act, 1926, in 
regard to enamelled hollow- ware. The Enamelled 
Hollow-ware Section of the Wrought Hollow-ware Trade 
Employers' Association asked for a marking Order m 
respect of " imported wrought enamelled hollow-ware 
(whether of iron or steel) for domestic (including 
hospital) use." The Surgical and Allied Trades Associa- 
tion was keen to see the possibility that inconvenience 
might be caused to those requiring enamelled goods 
of this nature for hospital use, and promptly notified 
the applicants of their determination to oppose the 
application. As a result negotiations took place, and 
the applicants, when the case came before the Com- 
mittee, appended to their application the following 
schedule of hospital goods which they asked the Com- 
mittee to exempt from any Order that might be recom- 
mended : — 



Douche cane 
Douche pans 
Bed-pani 

Male and female urinals 
Oval chambers 
Airtight closet pails 
Bideto and stands 
Arm-baths and stands 
Leg-;bathi 

Conical ewers with covers 
Trays for midwifery bags 
Instrument trays 
Catheter trays ■ 
Bandage boxes 
Sterilising trays and 
apparatus 



Sterilising kettles 
Inhalers 

Kidney-shaped pus basins 

Injection basins 

Medicine tumblers 
(graduated) 

Medicine spoons and sick- 
feeder? 

Graduated measures 
I Blood measures 

Solution and evaporating 
bowls 

Chemists' infusion pots 
Bandage boxes and chemists', 
jars 

^pitting mugs . . - 



secretary of the Surgical 



Mr. O. F, C. Bromfield, 
and Allied Trades' Association, gave evidence in sup- 
port of the application in its amended form. 



Poison Licence Applications 

In renewing licences to local seedsmen for the sale of 
agricultural and horticultural poisons, the Brighton 
Town Council has intimated that the licences may not 
be renewed next year. In the meantime, the chief 
constable is to ascertain what pharmacists trading in 
the neighbourhood of seedsmen's shops now stock 
poisonous substances used exclusively in agriculture and 
horticulture, 

Manchester Pharmacy Club 

On May 21, the Manchester and District Pharmacy 
Club were responsible for promoting a social evening 
at the Clydesdale Club. This, although their first 
venture, was a delightful function. Quite fifty members 
enjoyed the entertainment by the following artists: — 
Miss Slee (accompanist), Miss Scholes, Miss Appleyard, 
Mr. Brecknall, Mr. Gregson, and Mr. Yates. One of 
the most enjoyable features was the community singing, 
accompanied on the piano by Mr. Yates. Mr. J. H. 
Franklin was, as always, an admirable chairman. Tiie 
various turns were excellent, Mr. Gregson, as the 
magician, being especially appreciated. Mr. J. Cleworth, 
in moving a vote of thanks to the artists, said that it 
was one of the most successful social evenings he had 
ever attended. He heartily congratulated and thanked" 
not only the artists, but also those who had worked 
for that successful evening's entertainment. Votes ol 
thanks were passed with acclamation to the artists, the 
chairman, and the secretary (Mr. Thorpe). 

Birmingham 

The Water Department will not this year require a 
subsidy from the rates. 

The first meeting of the golfing section of the Birming- 
ham Social Club, held on the Gay Hill course on 
May 28, resulted in a win for Mr. F. H. Foster with 



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a score of 93— 16=77- Other leading scores were Mr. 
A. S. Price, 95-15 = 80, and Mr. A. B. Burns, 
99-18 = 81. 

Hull 

At Hull Police Court, on May 28, Henry G. Walton 
(26), ipoulder, was committed for trial on a charge of 
breaking into the shop of Rowlands Cash Chemists, 
Ltd., Hessle Road, and stealing cameras and money. 

At the Hull Juvenile Court, on May 28, two boys 
were remanded, with a view to being placed in a home, 
on a charge of stealing goods from the shop of Mr. A. F. 
Metcalfe, chemist and druggist. Spring Bank, and 
elsewhere. 

Liverpool 

Mr. Alexander Lawrence, chemist and druggist, 44 
Great Charlotte Street, and Mr. Andrew Royal, chemist 
and druggist, 75 Moss Lane, Orrell Park, are both 
reported to be seriously ill. 

The annual staff picnic of J. H. & S. Johnson, Ltd., 
manufacturing chemists, Liverpool, took place recently, 
in the form of a motor-tour from Birkenhead, along the 
coast of North Wales, to Llandudno. The happy party 
was in charge of Mr. Victor Anderson, and regret was 
expressed that Colonel Johnson was unable to be present. 
A halt for lunch was made at Ruthin. 

Miscellaneous 

Window-dressing award. — At a window-dressing 
competition held in connection with a civic week at 
Northampton, recently, a bronze medal was awarded to 
P. Jeyes & Co., Ltd., chemists. 

In the courts. — At Marlborough Street Police Court, 
London, W., on May 31, Mrs. Barbara Gamble (34), 
described as of no occupation, was bound over on a 
charge of attempting to commit suicide by taking heroin. 

Burglary. — The premises of Dubuis & Rowsell, Ltd., 
essence manufacturers, Elmwood Road, Croydon, were 
broken into on May 31, und a number of i-, 2- and 
4-0Z. coppers of otto of roses and " absolute of rose " 
stolen. 

Co-operative societies' drug departments. — It is 
understood that steps are being taken to form an 
organisation to watch the interests of the drug depart- 
ments of co-operative societies, and that a ' ' National 
Association of Co-operative Chemists " is projected. A 
meeting in support of the scheme has been held at the 
offices of the National Union of Co-operative Officials 
in Manchester. 

Medical officer to dispense. — At a meeting of the 
Essex Public Assistance Committee on May 28, it was 
recommended that a part-time medical officer (at a 
salary of £j5 per annum) should supply his own drugs. 
Alderman Burrows opposed this, and said the general 
principle had been established in health insurance work 
that a medical man should prescribe and prescriptions 
should be dispensed by chemists. The chairman con- 
tended that in some places difficulty might arise in 
getting drugs from chemists. The recommendation was 
adopted. 

Chemists' Sickness and Provident Society. — The 
second annual meeting of the Chemists' Sickness and 
Provident Society was held at 4 and 5 Queen Square, 
London, W.C.i, on May 27, Mr. Thomas Hardy in the 
chair. The chairman said that a copy of the annual 
report and audited statement of accounts for 1929 had 
been sent to every member, and moved its adoption. 
Mr. Keall, in seconding, said that the result of the past 
5ear's work was wonderful considering the short time 
the Society had been in existence. The secretary pointed 
out that one of the most satisfactory features was that 
the younger members had been credited with more than 
they had paid in subscriptions. The Executive Com- 
mittee was elected as follows : — Chairman, Mr. Thomas 
Hardy; Vice-Chairman, Mr. Hubert J. Martin; Treasurer, 
Mr. A. R. Melhuish; Trustees, Messrs. E. C. Carr, W. H. 
Clubb and J. E. French. 



Irish News 

Brevities 

Mr. G. B. Johnston, Ph.C, Coleraine, has been 
elected, by the Synod of Londonderry, a member of the 
forthcoming Weslej-an Conference at Cork. 

Mr. D. Meehan, Ph.C, and Miss Elizabeth M. 
O'Flanaghan, Ph.C, have been appointed compounders 
for Athy and Kilkenny dispensaries respectively. 

At Ballynahinch (co. Down) Petty Sessions, recentlj', 
Mr. Thomas Unsworth, Ph.C, Ballynahinch, was lined 
5s., with costs, for supplying acetic acid deficient in 
strength. 

Mary Ann Sproule, widow of William Sproule, a 
farmer, has been arrested at Omagh on a charge of 
murdering her husband by poisoning iiim with 
strychnine. 

The managing committee of the South Charitable 
Inhrmary, Cork, have accepted the following tenders : — 
Barry & Egan, medical and surgical appliances; P. J. 
Fielding, medicines. 

At the annual meeting of the General Council, of' 
Municipal Authorities of Northern Ireland, held in 
Lisburn on May 28, Mr Robert Hastings,. Ph.C. (Robert' 
Hastings, Ltd.), Newcastle, co. Down, was appointed. to 
a vacancy on the Executive. Mr. Hastings has also 
been elected to the committee of the local branch of 
the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. 

Belfast 

Sir William Whitla, M.D., L.P.S.I., is lying seriously 
ill at his residence, Lenno.xvale, Belfast. 

Mr. Samuel Gibson, J. P., treasurer of the Chemists' 
and Druggists' Society of Ireland and a member of the 
Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern 
Ireland, was a successful exhibitor in the Kerry and 
De.xter sections at the recent annual show of the Royal 
Ulster Agricultural Society, Belfast, winning one first 
and four third prizes. 

The half-yearly examinations of the Pharmaceutical 
Council of Northern Ireland began in Belfast on June 3, 
and continued throughout the week. The large number 
of candidates (135) is probably due to the fact that ihis 
is the last occasion on which registered druggists may 
take advantage of the provisions of the Pharmacy and 
Poisons Act, 1925, to pass the Pharmaceutical Chemist 
examination. 



Business Changes 

Boots, Ltd., have acquired the business of Mr. R. S. 
Carrie, chemist and druggist, 589 West Derby Road, 
Liverpool. 

Mr. S. Taylor, F.N. A. A., has acquired the business of 
Thomas Tomlinson & Son, chemists' valuers, 45A Market 
Street, Manchester. 

Mr. Robert McPherson, chemist and druggist, iias 
taken over the business of Mr. J. Watson, chemist and 
druggist, 5851- Gallowgate, Glasgow. 

Mr. D. S. Priestley, chemist and druggist, has 
acquired the business of Mr. George Penty, chemist and 
druggist, Duckworth Lane, Bradford. 

Cockburn & Co., Ltd., chemists, have closed down 
their shop in Trongate, Glasgow, and transferred the 
business to their branc]- in Queen Street. 

Mr. Alister Brown, chemist and druggist, has taken 
over the business of the late Mr. Alexander Young, 
chemist and druggist, at 57 St. John Street, Whithorn. 



Italian bromine. — Italy produced twenty tons of 
bromine in 1929, or five tons more than in 1928. This 
was manufactured from brines by the Societa Italiana 
del Bromo, operating near Foggia. 



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Sporting Events 

The fourth competition of the season of the Man- 
chester and District Chemists' Golfing Society was 
held at Lostock Golf Course, through the kindness 
of the Bolton Golf Club. The competition was for 
the honour of holding the " Woolley Trophy " for 
the season. The outcome of the afternoon's play 
resulted in Mr. J. S. Breese winning the trophy and 
replica with a net score of 83. Mr. A. Stansfield won 
the second prize, presented by the Society, with a 




Photo] ICleioorth 

Mr. J. H. Franklin (centre) presenting the Woollev Trophy to 
Mr. J. S. Breese (left) : on right, Mr. E. N. Fox (captain) 



net score of 85. The leading scores were as follows: — 
J. S. Breese, 105 — 22 = 83; A. Stansfield, 107 — 22 = 85; 
W. A. Sturdy, 92-6 = 86; I. Stout, 103-17 = 86; H. 
Woodhead, 103-16 = 87. After tea Mr. J. H. Franklin 
said he regretted that Mrs. Woolley was unable to be 
present, but she had sent her best wishes for a suc- 
cessful day. 



Inquests 

At Cheadle on June 4, an inquest on the body of 
Mrs. Carrie Whitehouse, Upper Brook Street, Manches- 
ter, was concluded. Giving evidence, Mr. H. Heap, 
the Manchester city analyst, said that 0.62 gr. of 
cocaine was found in the stomach, and he believed that 
cocaine had been administered by mouth. Sir 
Bernard Spilsbury stated that it was impossible to sa.y 
how much cocaine had been taken, but probably it was 
considerably more than the amount found. The 
smallest fatal dose known was f gr. An open verdict 
was returned. 

An inquest was held at Bideford, recently, on the 
body of Mr. William Phillips, of Birmingham, who died 
at Instow while on a holiday. Dr. E. J. Toye, of 
Bideford, said he attended Mr. Phillips at Instow, when 
he was suffering from deep jaundice. The patient 
volunteered the information that he had been taking 
atophan tablets for his arthritis. Dr. Toye said that 
in his opinion death was due to toxic jaundice, the 
result oi taking atophan tablets. Dr. Martin Little- 
wood, of Bideford, who had made a post-mortem exami- 
nation, said that he was of the opinion that death was 
due to toxic necrosis of the liver. The Coroner: Are 



you prepared to say to what this was due? — Witness 
Hearing the evidence I should say the administration 
of atophan. Replying to a question from a member of 
the jury. Dr. Littlewood said a medical man could not 
tell whether atophan would be good or not for a patient 
until it was administered, and it should be taken with 
precaution. Dr. Robert Adam Forsyth, of Birming- 
ham, said that Mr. Phillips was recommended to iee 
him for rheumatism, and his first visit was on October 
14, 1929. The witness continued: " I asked him if he 
would take atophan tablets and come and see me again. 
I told him to take one tablet three times a day and 
come back in three weeks, which he did. I then 
started weekly injections of peptone until Christmas, 
and told the patient to take one atophan tablet at night 
while he was having injections. At Christmas his 
rheumatism was remarkably better, and I told him to 
stop the atophan." The Coroner: He had no atophan 
since Christmas? — Not to my knowledge. The foreman 
said the jury would like to know whether it was pos- 
sible for anyone to go into a chemist's shop and get 
atophan. The coroner replied that tliere was nothing 
to prevent anyone getting it at a chemist's shop, and 
said that in his opinion it was rather a dangerous drug 
for anyone to be able to obtain. A verdict of " Death 
through misadventure, deceased having taken more 
atophan than he should have done," was returned by 
the jury, who added a rider that in their opinion steps 
should be taken to prevent the sale of this drug without 
a medical prescription. 



Association Meetings 

Manchester. — At a meeting of the council of the 
Manchester Pharmaceutical Association the following 
officers were elected for the ensuing year: — President, 
Mr. E. Stabler; Vice-Presidents, Mr. W. I. Scholes and 
Mr. D. Dickson; Treasurer, Mr. A. J. Pidd; Secretary , 
Mr. T. Miller; Social Secretary. Mr. J. H. Franklin. 

Chemists' Dental Society. — The twentieth annual 
general meeting of the Chemists' Dental Society was held 
in London on May 29, Mr. S. Davis (president) in the 
chair. A report of the work of the past year was given, 
together with the balance sheet, which showed a sub- 
stantial balance in hand. The chief discussion was con- 
cerning the new scale of charges for insurance dental 
treatment, fees for which are to be reduced in July. It 
was urged that definite statistics be kept so as to assist 
the dental representatives to combat the cutting down 
of fees to an unremunerative degree. It was decided to 
print the new scale and conditions of service in booklet 
form for distribution to members as before. An inter- 
esting account of the practical working of an ,r-ray 
apparatus was given by the ex-president (Mr. F. C. 
Ashford) with details of its usefulness in solving diffi- 
culties in the diagnosis of necessary dental treatment. 
The president initiated a discussion on the report of 
the Departmental Committee upon the Poisons and Phar- 
macy Arts and the draft Bill. He expressed the opinion, 
which was endorsed by many speakers, that the time 
was opportune for pharmacists to formulate their desires 
and prevent any possibility of retrograde legislation. 
The 192 1 Dentists Act should be borne in mind, and 
every endeavour made to define the " practice of phar- 
inacy " and an annual registration fee only demanded 
when a " closed profession " can be obtained. It was 
agreed that the sale of pharmaceutical preparations and 
medicinal articles by unqualified shopkeepers and bazaars 
was a menace to the public health. It was the unani- 
mous decision of 24he meeting that any suggested phar- 
maceutical legislation should be watched very carefully. 
The following officers were elected for the ensuing 
year: — President , Mr. S. Davis; Vice-President , Mr. H. 
Morgan; Treasurer, Mr J. J. Laws; Auditor, Mr. W. E. 
Barker; Council, Dr. Templar Malins, Messrs. F. C. 
Ashford, barker, Davis, Greensmith, Lyons, Laws, 
Morgan, Parkins, Roberts, Sutcliffe, Williams, Vernon 
and Workman; Secetary, Mr. 1. W. Roberts, 10 Tavi- 
stock Place, W.C.I. 



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Legal Reports 

A Job Lot of Cold Cream. — In Shoreditch County 
Court, London, on May 27, George W. Tapper, dealer, 
Whitecross Street, E.C., sued Harry Wiseman, Ltd., 
druggists' and hairdressers' sundriesmen, Stoney Lane, 
E., to recover the sum of £i 14s. 6d., being the return 
of £^ 4s. paid for a consideration which had failed, 
and the cost of the analysis of some cold cream, 
10s. 6d. It was alleged that about a month ago the 
plaintiff was informed that the defendants had a job 
lot of cold cream in tins for disposal, which the plaintiff 
inspected in bulk, and chose a lot to the value of 
As payment the plaintiff suggested that he should 
deliver ^5 worth of studs, which was agreed to. Later 
the cold cream was delivered, and the plaintiff handed 
the driver the studs in exchange. The plaintiff, giving 
evidence, said he purchased these goods on the under- 
standing that he was receiving cold cream made in 
the ordinary way " from beeswax and lard and face 
powder." He started to sell this, but the customers 
brought it back to him. He returned 5 gross of tins 
to the defendants out of the 25 gross which he bought, 
and got a credit note for £1 for them. He had 
had an analysis made of the so-called cold cream, 
and found that the constituent parts were not such 
as cold cream should be made of. He produced a tin, 
and on opening it it rolled over the registrar's desk 
like a jelly. Mr. Wiseman stated in evidence that 
the plaintiff quite well knew what he was buying. The 
registrar said that in the circumstances the plaintiff 
could not substantiate his 'claim. He had bought a 
job lot. Judgment was entered for the defendants, 
with costs. 

Food and Drugs (Adulteration) Act. — At Tower 
Bridge Police Court, London, on May 28, Sarah 
Schneiderman, Mile End Road, E., trading as the 
Wholesale Trading Supply Co., 163 Newington Cause- 
way, S.E., was summoned for having sold boric oint- 
ment which was deficient in boric acid to the extent 
of 96 per cent. Jack Moss, 120 Graham Road, Dalston, 
E.I, was summoned for a similar offence. Mr. Griffiths, 
town clerk of Southwark, supported the summonses; 
Mr. Foster defended; and Mr. C. H. Kirby (Neave, Beck 
& Kirby) watched the case for Parkes Chemists, Ltd. 

Boric Ointment 

Mr. Grif&ths said that an inspector called at the 
defendant's shop and asked for three dozen tins of 
boric ointment. He was served by Moss. The 
inspector put the contents of the three dozen tins into 
a jar and, having mixed them well up, divided the 
contents into three .parts. The analyst's certificate 
showed that boric ointment prepared according to the 
British Pharmacopoeia should contain 10 per cent, of 
boric acid, so that the ointment, which only contained 
0.04 per cent., was 96 per cent, deficient. This stuff, 
as described by the analyst, was only cheap soap jelly 
and not an ointment at all. On the tins which con- 
tained the " ointment " was the name of Parkes, 
Chemists. Mr. Kirby: I am here watching this case 
for Messrs. Parkes, Sir, and they have no knowledge 
of this ointment whatever. The Magistrate: I 
am sure they have rot. I deal with them 
myself, and they are a firm of the greatest 
repute. Mr. Griffiths: There is no suggestion that 
Messrs. Parkes know anything of this. Evidence 
of purchase was then given. Mr. Griffiths: We have 
had no notice or copy of a warranty or invoice with 
a written notice that a warranty was to be^ relie_d on. 
Mr. Foster: I was only instructed yesterday. I will 
produce the invoice. Sir. The Magistrate: May I look 
at it? Ah, I see the first thing on this document is 
" Open on Saturdays and Sundays." This gentleman 
can be neither Christian nor Jew. The next is: 
" Bought of Harry Wiseman, 20 Stoney Lane, Shore- 
ditch," and I see by the list on top of the invoice 
that he sells everything but cheese and ointment. Mr. 
Foster: My client is a mere victim. The .Magistrate: 
How can you say that, when he goes to a toy merchant 
to buy his ointment? He might just as well have gone 
to a pork-pie vendor. He might have got genuine fat. 



Mr. Foster called Mr. Lionel Schneiderman, who said 
he was manager of the business for his wife. It had 
been established eight weeks. He bought the ointment 
from Mr. Wiseman, who said it was a job line. He 
paid 3s. 6d. per gross. He saw the name " Parkes " 
on the tin and thought it would be all right. The 
Magistrate: Did you open a tin of this stuff? — Yes. 
What did you think of it? — I thought it was all right, 
but I'm not a judge of ointment. The Magistrate: 
W^ell, if you are a haberdasher and not a judge of 
ointment, how dare you buy this filthy stuff and foist 
it on the pubUc? I should think that the fat in this 
stuff is the scum from filthy tubs and the waste from 
soap works. Why don't you leave chemists to do 
their own business? There are probably enough germs 
in this to poison a regiment, and the boracic acid in 
it is not enough to act as an antiseptic to kill them, 
let alone any germs which might be on a wound on 
which it might be put. Mr. C. Dickinson, public 
analyst for Southwark, said he had analysed the 
" ointment " and found it to be weak soap jelly, with 
0.04 per cent, of boric acid. It was really stiffened 
water. The Magistrate: Like a potato almost. Witness: 
It has more water than a potato. Mr. Kirby said the 
tins in which the ointment was put up were genuine 
" Parkes " tins. It was not known how they got out. 
The Magistrate: Your clients should be very careful 
with their stamped boxes. They might get into the 
hands of any charlatan who might fill them up with 
soap, and bad soap at that. Mr. Foster said that 
having only been instructed the day before, it was 
impossible for them to serve a notice on Wiseman. The 
Magistrate: What are you going to do against this 
man Wiseman? Mr. Griffiths; We cannot do anything, 
Sir, there is no warranty. I have informed the City of 
London Sanitary Department and they are going to 
tak,e steps in the matter. Ihe Magistrate: It does 
not matter so m.uch about these poor people being done 
out of a penny as the fact that they will probably put 
this filth on an open wound. Mr. Foster said his 
client had been more fool than rogue, and had been 
victimised. The Magistrate: Your man suspected this 
stuff when he bought it. That is proved by what he 
said to Wiseman. He will be fined ;^2o and £5 5s. 
costs, and I hope this case will not be stopped here. I 
hope it will be broadcast that people who buy boracic 
ointment at shops that are not chemists' shops are 
buying something suspect and had better keep clear 
of it. If people want ointments they should go to 
chemists' s shops, where they will get the genuine 
article. The summons against Moss was withdrawn. 

Camphorated Oil 

At the same court, the Kent Pharmacy, Ltd., 
pleaded " Guilty " fo a charge of selling camphorated 
oil which was deficient in camphor by 29 per cent. Mr. 
Foster, defending, said an assistant was to blame; not 
having quite the quantity asked for, he filled up the 
measure with pure oil. "The defendant said he and his 
forbears had carried on business at that address for 
120 years without complaint. The summons was dis- 
missed on payment of £^ 3s. costs. 

Powdered Cinnamon 

At Southport Police Court, on May 30, the hearing 
of the case in which Mr. Norman V. Rushton, chemist 
and druggist, London Street, was summoned for having 
sold ground cinnamon not of the nature and substance 
demanded (C. &■ D., May 24, p. 626) was concluded. 
Mr. R. E. Perrins, who appeared for the prosecution, 
DOW stated that the defendant had not given notice of 
his intention to rely on a warranty within the specified 
time, but he (Mr. Perrins) was prepared to waive that. 
Mr. D. Gerrard, who appeared on behalf of Hough, 
Hoseason & Co., Ltd., Manchester, the suppliers of the 
cinnamon, said Mr. Perrins could not waive an objec- 
tion of that kind to the prejudice of another party. 
After some argument, Mr. Gerrard said he would agree 
to a summons being issued against the firm and contest 
the whole issue. A summons was then issued against 
Messrs. Hough, Hoseason & Co. for supplying a false 
warranty. Professor W. H. Roberts, puislic analyst, 
said he analysed the sample submitted, and found that 



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687 



it contained 2.5 per cent, of sand and siliceous matter. 
Ground cinnamon should not contain any sand or 
siliceous matter at all. Mr. Perrins : Would you recom- 
mend a prosecution for anything up to i per cent? — 
Where it is 0.5 per cent., attention should be drawn to 
the matter. Would you describe it as a technical 
trivial offence? — No. William Cross, of Liverpool, a 
grinder of thirty-four years' experience, said that his 
firm tested every grind before it was sent out. If it 
contained over i per cent, of sand or siliceous matter 
he would put it down to carelessness in production. In 
answer to Mr. H. Glyn-Jones, barrister, who defended, 
witness said there should be no difference in sand or 
siliceous matter after the grinding. Mr. Rushton, 
giving evidence, put in an invoice from Messrs. Hough, 
Hoseason & Co., which he said contained a guarantee 
that the products complied with the standard laid dowii 
by the British Pharmacopoeia. Mr. Gerrard : At the 
time you bought this cinnamon were you given any 
written guarantee that it complied with the British 
Pharmacopoeia or anything? — No, not at that time. 
Mr. Gerrard contended that there was no warranty 
given, and that there was no verbal agreement prior to 
the sending of the invoice to give a warranty. He 
quoted a number of cases, and maintained that no 
warranty was given within the meaning of the Act. 
Mr. Glyn-Jones said that a person going into a shop and 
asking for powdered cinnamon was entitled to have 
powdered cinnamon which complied with the British 
Pharmacopoeia requirements, and when a retail chemist 
ordered it from his wholesaler he was entitled to have it. 
The firm always put on their invoices this guarantee, 
and those who dealt with them knew they were going 
to get a written guarantee. It was an implied term in 
any contract with the wholesaler that this customary 
warranty would be supplied. Professor James Grier, of 
Manchester University, said he thought Professor 
Roberts's view of 0.5 per cent, was the counsel of per- 
fection. There was nothing harmful in the present 
sample. Mr. George F. Shaw said the ground cinnamo)i 
was prepared under his supervision, and nothing was 
added. Mr. Rushton was not given a written guarantee 
and never asked for one. Mr. Graham Adams said he 
sold the cinnamon to Mr. Rushton, but never agreed to 
give a written warranty, and Mr. Rushton never asked 
for one. In reply to Mr. Glyn-Jones, witness said his 
firm guaranteed its British Pharmacopoeia preparations. 
The Bench retired, and upon their return tlie chairman 
read the following decision: " In the opinion of the 
Court the cinnamon sold was not of the substance 
demanded by the purchaser and an offence has been 
committed. The Bench is, however, satisfied that Mr. 
Rushton sold the article actually as delivered to liim. 
We find as a fact that Mr. Rushton has been dealing 
witli Messrs. Hough, Hoseason & Co., Ltd., for a 
period of several years, that in this period he had had 
very numerous transactions with them, arid that in each 
case the invoice contained a guarantee in similar terms 
to that upon the invoice produced to us in this case. 
This, in our opinion, 'established a course of dealing and 
conduct which implied that all transactions were put 
on the footing that a written or printed guarantee in 
similar terms was to be the basis of each transaction, 
and that the invoice now before us contained a war- 
ranty within the meaning of the Act. We are of the 
opinion that the powdered cinnamon demanded was a 
British Pharmacopoeia preparation in the terms of the 
guarantee. This being so, Mr. Rushton is entitled to 
be and is discharged from the case. Messrs. Hougli, 
Hoseason & Co. will be fined £10 for giving a false 
warranty." 



Tanganyika beeswax. — The exports of beeswax in 
1929 were 6,721 cwt. (;^48,i49), compared with 9,815 
cwt. in 1928 (£71,079); in 1913, 11,180 cwt. (;£7o,743) 
was exported. 

Dogs overdosed with strychnine. — It is stated 
that two greyhounds at the Burhill Kennels, Walton-on- 
Thames, have died in consequence of an overdose of 
strychnine, and that the trainer has been severely 
censured by the manager and stewards of Wimbledon 
Stadium. 



National Health Insurance 
Bill (Northern Ireland) 

During the committee stage of the National Health 
Insurance Bill in the House of Commons of Northern 
Ireland on Clause 8, with respect to sales of poisons 
on medical prescriptions, Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon 
asked the Minister of Labour a question. He said lie 
saw that if poison was supplied on a prescription 
written by a panel doctor the usual entry need not 
be made by the chemist in his book. In the case 
of an ordinary doctor that had to be done. Why 
was the exception made in this clause? Mr. Andrews 
(Minister of Labour) : The explanation is very simple. 
We want to have as little red tape in connection with 
this measure as possible, and we do not want to wrong 
anybody. The principle we are adopting is simply 
this, that the doctor will write his prescription in 
duplicate by means of a counterfoil. The two will be 
taken to the chemist, who will file one as a record 
of what tlie doctor has prescribed. That is an abso- 
lute check that things will be done in a proper way. 
In addition to that, the drugs will be analysed from 
time to time to see if they are of the best quality, 
and that everything is being conducted as it ought 
to be. The Clause was ordered to stand part of the 
Bill. 

On Clause i, Mr. O'Neill asked whether provision 
would be made for insured people who had defective 
sight. The Minister of Labour said the Bill must be 
read in conjunction \yith the National Health Insur- 
ance Acts as they exist apart from this Bill. Under 
the National Health Insurance Acts the eyes of insured 
persons were attended to under the additional benefits 
schemes, and therefore it was not necessary to include 
provision for such articles. 

On Clause 4, on the question of appeals, the Minister 
of Labour said that in the first place, should any 
difficulty arise the local committee, which would be a 
committee for the county or borough as the case might 
be, would consider the case, and, if necessary, it would 
be referred to the Medical Benefits Council. That was 
a council composed of four parties, representing the 
doctors, tlie insured persons, the employers, and those 
nominated by the Minister for the time being. If there 
was still a difference of opinion as to how matters 
should be settled it would be in the power of the 
Minister to set up a body composed of a barrister-at- 
law and two medical assistants to investigate the 
matter. Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon : Does that apply 
to chemists? Mr. Andrews: No. I do not think any 
difficulty will arise in their case. The clause was 
agreed to. 

On Clause 5, Mr. Beattie criticised the composition 
of the Council to be set up. He objected to the amount 
of representation, one-fourth, given to doctors and 
chemists. Medical men were paid servants under this 
Bill, and so they were not entitled to the same pro- 
portion of representation on the Central Council as tlie 
persons paying the cost of the Bill. Mr. Gordon: They 
are worlcers receiving wages. Mr. Beattie: No. They 
are civil servants. That is what I put them down as, 
because they will administer the Act and will be paid 
for it. Therefore, their representation should be less 
ihan that of the people who are paying for the Bill. 
Mr. Gordon: That is a change of policy. Mr. Beattie: 
It is not. The insured persons should have the majority 
representation of the Council, because if you are going 
to allow paid servants to come in you will have the 
control and domination by the paid element. I have 
said that I have never in the past allowed a paid ser- 
vant to dominate me or any committee of which I 
was a member. What I do want to do is to object 
to the amount of representation given to the medical 
profession and the chemists, as they are not on a par 
with the insured persons or the employers, who are the 
two sections who bear the financial responsibilities. 

The Bill came up again on Mav 29 on the report 
stage. Several amendments, but none affecting the 
position of chemists, were dealt with, and the Bill 
subsequently passed the third reading and was sent to 
the Senate. 



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June 7, 1930 



New Companies 

and Company News 

' P.C. means Private Company and R.O. Registered Office. 

Iodine Products, Ltd. (P.C.)-^ — Capital ^i.ooo. 
Objects: To carry on the business of chemists, druggists, 
Urysalters, etc. The subscribers are: W. J. Chivers 
and P. E. Evans. R.O. : 15 Pall Mall, S.W.i. 

J. Thomas & Son (Cash Chemists), Leyton, Ltd. 
(P.C.) — Capital l^^o. Objects: To carry on the busi- 
ness of chemists and photographic dealers, etc. The 
directors are: J. Thomas, W. J. B. Thomas, Mrs. E. 
Thomas and D. Rosenbaum. R.O. : 198 Francis Road, 
Leyton. 

A. Simons, Ltd. (P.C). — Capital £\.ooo. Objects: 
To acquire the business of a chemist and pharmaceutist 
heretofore carried on by A. Simons at 99 Clarendon 
Road, Whalley Range, Manchester. The directors are: 
A. Simons and J. J. Balon. Solicitors: Bernard Kuit 
& Co., 83 Bridge Street, Manchester. 

John T. Bareadell & Son, Ltd. (P.C). — Capital 
;^i,ooo. Objects: To acquire the business of a chamois 
leather and sponge merchant lately carried on by J. T. 
Barradell at 23 Blackfriars Street, Salford, as " J. T 
Barradell." The permanent directors are: Mrs. Kate 
Barradell, S. W. Barradell and G. Barradell (managing 
director) . 

Selles Dispensing Chemists, Ltd. (P.C). — Capital 
;^io,ooo. Objects: To carry on the business of whole- 
sale and retail chemists and druggists, opticians, etc. 
The directors are: V. H. Iddon, 14 The Oval, Garden 
Village, Hull, chemist; A. Brown, 25 Ilillshill Road, 
Hull, chemist; and E. A. Brocklehurst, 56 Plane Street, 
Hull, chemist. 



J. C. & J- Field, Ltd. — The accounts show a net 
profit for the year to March 31 of 2,000 (against 
^12,252 for 1928-29), to which is added £7 .^.dS, brought 
forward. The directors again recommend .a dividend of 
10 per cent, on the ordinary shares, leaving £7,6^2 to 
be carried forward. 

Ilford, Ltd. — A public issue of 500,000 six and a- 
half per cent. Cumulative "A" preference shares 
was made this week. On the basis of the profits for 
1929 the dividend on the present issue of preference 
shares is covered more than four and a-quarter times, 
while the balance of assets, exclusive of goodwill, totals 
more than /i, 359, 000. 

British Photographic Industries, Ltd. — The net 
profits for 1929 amounted to £()g,2,9>7 (against ^58,257 
for 1928), to which is added ;{io,o22 brought forward, 
making an available sum of £-/g,^og. The dividend on 
the ordinary shares is to be repeated at 10 per cent., 
and ;^2o,ooo is again placed to reserve, increasing it 
to ;^5o,ooo. After making these allocations the carry- 
forward will be increased from /io,022 to ;^22,644. 

National Drug & Chemical Company of Canada. — 
The accounts for the year ended January 3T, 1930, show 
a net trading profit of $66,658 against $109,676. During 
the year the directors accepted an offer from Merck & 
Co, for chemical manufacturing business of the com- 
pany, together with chemical plant, buildings and land 
located on de Coarcelles Street, Montreal, in which the 
company's manufacturing operations have been carried 
on. 

E. Pollard & Co., Ltd., and Same. Haskins & 
Bros., Ltd. — Owing to the disastrous fire that occurred 
at Messrs. Haskins' premises, an amalgamation has 
been arranged between the two companies. The joint 
managing directors, Messrs. Adrian and Leonar<l 
Haskins, will become directors of E. Pollard & Co., 
Ltd., and will give their attention to Messrs. Haskins' 
business connections, particularly in steel shutters and 
architectural bronze work. A new factory is in the 
course of erection on the same site, and all Messrs. 



Haskins' technical and administrative staff are being : 
retained. 

SoHO (formerly Amalgamated Photographic Manu- 
facturers). — For the eleven months to December 31, 

1929, the trading balance was £i&.g2-j, compared with 
£t,^i7 for the preceding period of thirteen months, 
while, after providing directors' fees and depreciation, 
the net profit was ;^29,36o, compared with a loss of 
;^5,246. It is proposed to again provide the fixed 8 per 
cent, per annum on the cumulative preference, and to 
pay 7^ per cent, for the eleven months on the twelve 
and a-half per cent. " B " non-cumulative preference, 
being the first dividend on the latter since arrears were 
cancelled in March 1926. The reserve receives ;^2,5oo 
(against nil) and the carry-forward is ;^4,982, compared 
with /393. 

B. Laporte, Ltd. — The net profit for the year ended 
March 31, 1930, is ^33,417, making, with the amount 
brought forward (Ig.^ig), l^i.g^Q. Dividends on pre- 
ference shares (already paid) absorb ^10,447, and the 
balance of taxes account takes ;^i,59i. It is proposed 
to pay a dividend on ordinary shares at the rate of 
9 per cent, for the year (£^,710), placing to reserve 
fund ;^i,445; to investments reserve account ^2,500; 
to write off patents account £^00; place to income- 
tax suspense account /6,ooo; to carry forward ;^io,733. 
The balance carried forward is subject to accrued pre- 
ference dividend for three months ended March 31. 

1930, of /2,8og. Following the increase of authorised 
capital to ;^300,ooo by extraordinary general meetings 
held for that purpose, 'the issued capital lias been 
increased to ^259, 000 by acquisition of business of 
Wm. Burton & Soos, Bethnal Green, in connection 
with which all arrangements have been satisfactorily 
completed. 

United Chemists' Association, Ltd. — The report 
for the year ended March 31, 1930, states that " trading 
conditions throughout the year have been most diffi- 
cult. Chemists have experienced intense competition, 
and the absence of seasonable weather has reduced 
their turnover practically throughout the country; whilst 
the absorption of private businesses by the multiple 
companies is constantly narrowing our market. In spite 
of these handicaps we have been able to increase our 
business, and the sale of Ucal Products has been greater 
than ever before." A full year's dividend of 7}, per 
cent, per annum on the preference shares has been 
paid and charged in the accounts. The balance dis- 
posable is ;^ii,095 i2s. 6d., which the directors recom- 
mend be dealt with as follows : — (a) A dividend at 
the rate of 12\ per cent., per annum, on the founders' 
shares; (b) a dividend at the rate of 7-J- per cent., per 
annum, on the ordinary shares; (c) to reserve, ;^i,ooo; 
(d) to write off buildings ^1,000. (The sum of 
/2,230 9s. 4d. has been written off plant and motors 
and been charged in the accounts for the year under 
review); (e) subject to such directors' remuneration as 
may be voted by the members, to carry forward the 
balance. The directors are pleased to report that the 
payment of bonus on wages earned has been provided 
for and charged in the accounts before arriving at the 
balance disposable. The vacancy caused by the death 
of the late chairman has not been filled, as it did not 
reduce the number of directors below the minimum pre- 
scribed' by the articles of association. The directors 
to retire this year are Messrs. Charles H. Griffiths and 
Arthur E. Young, who, being eligible, offer themselves 
for re-election. 

Boots Pure Drug Co. — The full report for the year 
to March 31 shows, as already announced, a net profit 
of /724,869, against ^^750, 152 for 1928-29. Trading 
profits, after meeting income-tax, amounted to ^857,059, 
compared with ^892, 940. Repairs and renewals 
absorbed £^6,0^^ (against ;^66,989) and depreciation 
;^50,527 (against ^[40,558), while the staff fund receives 
;^25,ooo, compared with £35,000. It is proposed to 
maintain the distribution on the ;,fi,5oo,ooo ordinary 
capital at 29 per cent., which again includes a tax-free 
bonus of 5 per cent. To the reserve fund is allocated 
;^iqo,ooo (against ;^20,ooo), and ^229, 829 is carried 
forward (against ^226, 709). With this year's transfer 



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689 



the reserve fund will total 000,000. For the past 
three years the results (as shown in the " Financial 
Times ") compare as follows: — 



Stock Exchange Prices 





March, 
1928 


March, 
1929 


Net profit . . 
Preference dividend 
To reseri e . . 
Ordiiiar.v dividend. . 
Forward 
Issued capital 


£ 

701,973 
96 750 
I50I0OO 

27r/o 

208,307 
2,900,000 


£ 

750,1S2 
96 750 
200',000 

29% 
226,710 
2.900,000 


Creditors 


612,854 


653,847 


Depreciation funds 
General reserve 
Freeliold reserve . . 
Worlcs de^'t. fund . . 
Properties . . . . 
Plant, etc. . . 
Stock 


406,944 
550,000 
10,000 
100.000 
1,785,036 
545,903 
823,798 


418,638 
700,000 
10,000 
100,000 
1,892,385 
607,182 
788,121 


Debtors 


757,239 


930,043 


Government stock. . 
Casii 

(e) Investments 
Other investments. . 


248,125 
40,003 

893,000 
49,272 


248,125 
70,557 
938,202 



March, 
1930 



£ 

724,869 

95,750 
190,000 
29% 
229,828 
2.900,000 
«519,495 
669,292 
447,886 
910,000 

100,000 
2,156,391 
647,984 
876,660 
086,970 
(7627,984 
248,125 
79,351 
942,979 



(a) Sundry; (b) Owing to subsidiaries; (<) Sundry; ((7) Owing hy 
subsidiaries ; (e) In subsidiaries. 

W. J. Bush & Co., Ltd.— The annual general meet- 
ing was held at the Abercorn Rooms, Great Eastern 
Hotel, E.G., on June 2, Mr. J. M. Bush (chairaian 
of the company) presiding. In moving the adoption 
of the report the chairman referred to the decline in 
both gross and net profits. They would recall, he 
said, that at last year's meeting he mentioned that 
they had disposed of the Potter & Moore branch of 
the business to a separate company. This had elimi- 
nated both the gross and net profits from this source 
formerly incorporated in the figures. The decline in 
the value of commodities following the financial crisis 
in New York in October last has caused the company 
to sufier heavily through the depreciation of their 
large stock. Another cause of the fall in profits 
to quite an appreciable extent was the practical failure 
of the clove crop. Essential oil of cloves is one of 
the most important raw materials and is used in 
the manufacture of vanillin. The high price of the 
spice made it difficult for the company to meet the 
competition of vanillin made from other raw material 
and maintain a normal amount of business and profit. 
The Zanzibar Government had given great assistance 
to manufacturers of vanillin using clove oil by allow- 
ing a rebate of the export duty when the spice is 
used for this purpose. With normal crops this assist- 
ance would make oil of cloves a competitive raw 
material. They had, nevertheless, done a good deal 
of research work on another process, with a consider- 
able measure of success, but he hoped that its adoption 
would not be necessary. The accounts showed excep- 
tionally heavy expenditure in buildings and plant. The 
chairman explained at the last meeting that they had 
made great efforts and devoted a lot of money to 
building up a fine chemical industry in this country 
under fhe encouragement of the Safeguarding of Indus- 
tries Act. A development of this kind must of neces- 
sity be spread over a series of years. The continuance 
of the Act is obviously of the utmost importance, and 
he held the view that it would be a national disaster 
if the expenditure of time and money spent by the 
manufacturers of fine chemicals in the establishment 
of complicated processes were prematurely exposed to 
the attacks of foreign dumping, of which there is 
abundant evidence. The Right Hon. Lord Hayter, in 
seconding the motion, remarked that what the chair- 
man had said represented the opinion of the whole 
Board. As one who moved in circles closely identified 
with discussions connected with safeguarding, he (the 
speaker) would take this opportunity to express his 
own opinion that the safeguarding controversy was 
being rapidly removed from the region of party politi- 
cal discussion and was becoming a national question. 
He tliought there was no doubt that the trend of 
opinion was strongly in favour, not only of the con- 
tinuance, but of the wide extension, of the safeguarding 
idea. The .resolution was carried, and the dividend 
recommended (C. &i D., May 31, p. 655) was declared. 



£1 Shares unless otherwise stated 


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1929 


Apr. 29, 
1930 


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1930 




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19 


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4 


14 


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10 


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8 


3 


8 


0 


Ayrion, oaunaers oc uo,, /o irvei. 


15 


0 


15 


6 


15 


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3 


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Bcnger*s Food, Ord. . • . . 


31 


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33 


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32 


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13 


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16 


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125 


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122 


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117 


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23 


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13 


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11 


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21 


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21 


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Ord, 


23 


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24 


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Defd 


37 


6 


40 


0 


40 


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2 


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British Drug ScAises, 7he, Ord. « • 


26 


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23 


0 


22 


0 


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31 


9 


32 


0 


30 


0 


British Oxygen, Ord. • • • . 


35 


6 


37 


0 


35 


0 


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14 


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67 


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21 


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30 


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26 


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19 


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21 


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21 


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$8 


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$8 


5i 


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8 


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8 


9 


7 


6 


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20 


0 


20 


0 


20 


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3 


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20 


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21 


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18 


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18 


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17 


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6 


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7 


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6 


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1 


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1 


1 


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18 


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19 


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19 


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50 


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50 


0 


50 




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19 


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20 


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20 


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Imperial Chemical, 7% Pref. . • 


23 


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24 


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24 


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26 


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8 


9 


8 


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$32 i 


$36 


$34 


Intern, Sponge Importers % Pref, 


7 


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9 


6 


9 


6 


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ivent \\jr, £s, ; oc oons, Oj/o -trei, . • 


11 


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11 


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11 


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65 


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72 


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72 


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15 


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go/ Pref. 


22 


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23 


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25 


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13 


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13 


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14 


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Lewis & Burrows, Ord, . . . . 


27 


6 


30 


0 


29 


0 


6% Pref. 


17 


6 


17 


6 


17 


6 


Liebig's Ext. of Meat, Ord. £5 


£15i 


£161 


£151 


ixLOlUn 8 E ooa, o 70 -t^i^ei, . . . • 


7 


6 


7 


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16 


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17 


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18 


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National Drug and Chemical Co. of 


7 


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8 


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3 


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New Transvaal Chemical Co.,6%Pref, 
ff >» >* o/o i^rei. 


20 


0 


19 


9 


19 


9 


23 


0 


22 


9 


22 


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37 


6 


36 


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I, irrei. • . • » . . 


31 


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33 


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33 


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7 


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24 


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24 


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23 


6 


25 


0 


23 


9 


bcnweppes, Lita., Ura, 


30 


6 


32 


6 


32 


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Defd 

omitu (btepnen) <s» Co. Ura, bs. . • 


32 


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36 


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35 


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7 


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7 


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boiiaol Onem. Co., Ura. Is, . . 


0 


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107 


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112 


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115 


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Spratt's Patent, Ord. 


19 


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18 


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48 


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52 


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20 


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Cum. Pref. Ord. 


20 


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20 


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Is. Defd. 

United Glass Bottle Man., 6% Mt. 


3 10* 


3 


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Deb. Stk., £100 


£95 


£98 


£99 


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18 


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18 


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18 


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Virol, Ltd.. Ord 


90 


0 


80 


0 


82 


6 


„ 7 % Pref. 
White (A. J.), Ltd.. Ord. loV. ! ! 


21 


0 


21 


6 


21 


9 


11 


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13 


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13 


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White (Timothy), 7^% Prefd. Ord. 


22 


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21 


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21 


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2 


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20 


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20 


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690 



The Chemist and Druggist 



June 7, 1930 



General Medical Council 

The one hundredth and thirt\--iirst session of the General 
ISIedical Council opened at 44 Hallam Street, London, 
W.I, on May 27, the president (Sir Donald MacAUster). 
in the chair. Dr. Rodman, secretary of the National 
Board of Examiners of the United States, who is on 
a visit to Europe, occupied a seat by the president 
during the proceedings. After the usual official notifi- 
cations, the first business was the deliver^' of the 

President's -Address 

Sir Donald MacAlister commenced with references to 
changes in the Council by death and resignation, and 
congratulated the Council's legal assessor, iSlr. William 
Hansel], K.C., on recei^-ing the order of knighthood. 
The president's allusion to the recognition of Indian, 
qualifications showed that the deadlock between the 
Council's requirements and the average standard -jf 
qualification in India remains unchanged. An unusual 
feature of the address was the announcement that an 
agreement is under consideration between French and 
British autliorities for regularising the position of 
doctors of either country practising exclusively in 
hospitals set apart for citizens of the country from which 
they come. 

Pharisiacopceia Committee 

The Committee reported that the number of copies 
of the British Pharmacopoeia, 1914, sold in the year 
ended May 24, 1930, was 1,955, or somewhat fewer than 
in the preceding year. 

The Committee have received and approved the 
following report from the Pharmacopoeia Commission : — - 

Since the date of the last report the Commission have 
held twenty-two meetings. The Commission have given 
careful consideration to a large number of communica- 
tions on tlie subject of additions to and omrssions from 
the Pharmacopoeia. . . . 

1. In considering these reports, the Commission have 
bt?en guided by the following principles: — 

(a) They have accepted the opinion expressed by the 
Committee on Civil Research, Subcommittee 011 the 
British Pharmacopoeia, that the British Pharmacopoeia 
should contain only those standard articles whic-h are in 
general use throughout the Empire. Where it is desired 
that official recognition should be given in any part of 
the Empire to any local drugs or local substitutes, we 
suggest that this should be left to the Governments con- 
corned, Avhieh, by means of Supplements or Addenda, to 
which they may accord the necessary sanction, can meet 
any local requirements or introduce any modifications or 
alternatives desired." 

1. b] In the case of groups of substances containing the 
same or similar active principles, e.g., vegetable sub- 
stances containing tannic acid, it has been thought advis- 
able to reduce the number of drugs described. 

(f) Certain substances which are little used or are 
believed to be of doubtfid therapeutic value have been 
omitted. 

i'l) Preparations such as the hypodermic injections and 
certain of the Liquors have been omitted on the 
ground that standard formulas are not necessary, and 
that it is preferable that potent drugs should be pre- 
scribed by the physician in quantities by weight as 
x'equired. 

Special formulas for suppositories have been omitted and 
a general method will be described, leaving to the dis- 
cretion of the physician the dosage of the medicament 
to bo incorporated. Formulae for several mixtures and for 
some of the compound pills and powders have been 
omitted. 

The considerations mentioned have made it possible to 
effect a substantial reduction in the number of substances 
described. Space is thus made for more detailed and 
precise tests for the purity of materials and for descrip- 
tions of biological methods of testing and other new infor- 
mation without unduly increasing the size of the volume. 

2. The work of the Commission and the Subcommittees 
has consisted principally of the writing and revision of 
monographs. Of the monographs required more than half 
are now in draft, and the preparation of material for 
appendices and explanatory notes has proceeded pari passu 
with the compilation of the monographs. 



The Pharmacy Subcommittee have almost 'onipktcd a 
systematic revision of the sections concerned with those 
galenical preparations of the current Pharmacopoeia which 
will be described in the new volume, and have made 
good' progress with the definition of new preparations. The 
use of industrial methylated spirits in making certain pre- 
parations has been approved by the Commission, and they 
have consulted with the Board of Customs and Excise in 
order to ensure that the statements of the Pharmacopoeia 
shall be consonant with the legal requirements regarding 
industrial methylated spirits. 

The Pharmaceutical Chemistry Subcommittee have 
revised a large number of the monographs of definite 
chemical substances, and have made good progress with 
the compilation of the chemical tests and assays necessary 
for the galenical preparations. In doing so, they have 
introduced much new matter designed to give more pre- 
cise definitions of the recjuirements and tests. 

The Subcommittee dealing with the drugt of the Arseno- 
benzene group have completed their work, and the mono- 
graphs have been presented to ttie ' Commission. 

The Sitbcommittee dealing with ergot, digitalis, .serums, 
pituitary extract and other substances requiring biological 
tests, have made substantial progress, and a number of 
the monographs have been presented to the Commission. 

Progress has been made with the difficult question of 
testing for vitamins, and an investigation by a mimber 
of experts has been organised widi a view to drawing up 
a standard c<?lour t€st for cod-liver oil. In this connec- 
tion the co-operation of the Director of the National 
Physical Laboratory in the preparation cf standard 
coloured glasses has been secured. 

The Subcommittee dealing with the quality of .glass for 
ampoules have organised an investigation in order to draw 
up the most suitable tests. 

Good progress has been made with the drafting of an 
article giving directions for the preparation of sterile 
solutions for injection. 

3. In connection with the v.-ork of all the Subcommit- 
tees, original investigations have been, necessary, and the 
Commission desire to acknowledge the assistance given 
freely and voluntarily by expert workers. Valuable assist- 
ance has been rendered also by ^liss Smelt, the research 
assistant to the Commission. 

4. The Commission are agreed upon the necessity for 
adopting a uniform style of expression throughout the 
Pharmacopoeia, and they have appointed the chairman, 
Professor Fraser, and Professor Gunn _ as an Editorial 
Subcommittee to revise, from this point of view, the 
monographs coming from different soiirces 

A survey of the nomenclature of the Pharmacopoeia has 
been made, and in many instances new titles have been 
given to the substances and preparations described. The 
object in view has been to bring the nomenclature of 
the British Pharmacopoeia into line as far as possible with 
the International Agreement and the United States Phar- 
macopoeia, at the same time avoiding conflict with estab- 
lished usage in this country. 

5. The Commission have continued to correspond with 
the chairman of the Committee of Revision ol the t^nited 
States Pharmacopoeia and with the Canadian Committee 
on Pharmaceutical Standards. They have to acknowledge 
valuable help from the chairman of the latter body in 
cormection with the drafting of the new monographs on 
certain gases used in connection with the production of 
anaesthesia. 

5. The Commission have considered the advisability of 
publishing, at intervals, reports upon the work of the Sub- 
committees. In the compilation of previous Pharma- 
copoeias, reports and recommendations were circulated 
widely for the information of medical practitioners and 
pharmacists, and the expert criticisms evoked were freely 
used in the preparation of the Pliarmacopoeia. The Com- 
mission are of opinion that this practice sliould be con- 
tinued. Members of the Subcommittees have undei-taken 
to publish papers on special subjects, and it is proposed 
that a condensed report of the recommendations made by 
the Subcom.mittees to the Commission up to date shall be 
issued without delay. ... 

7. The Commission acknowledge the valued issistanre 
rendered by the legal advisers of the Council in^ conac-c- 
tion with the monographs on certain substances v.hich are 
the subject of special legislation in various parts of the 
Empire, and with the use of synonyms in the 
Pharmacopoeia. 

The Commission desire to record their appreciation of 
the services rendered by the secretai-y, whose industry and 
efficiency have facilitated the progress whic-h they are able 
to report. 



June 7, 1930 



The Chemist and Druggist 



691 



Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain 

Council Meeting 



A MEETING of the Council was held at i6 Bloomsbury 
Square, London, W.C.i, on June 4, Mr. L. Moreton 
Parry presiding at the outset. 

Tuesday's Proceedings 

The following were among the matters dealt with at 
the Council meeting on June 3 : — 

A resolution was received from the Anglesey Branch 
stating that, whilst welcoming some of the provisions of 
the draft Bill, " we strongly oppose the proposals con- 
tained therein for establishing by law a new class of 
vendors of certain poisons, and we call on the Council 
of the Pharmaceutical Society to strenuously oppose 
such proposals, and to employ every legitimate means 
at their command to safeguard the present positions 
of pharmacists, wlxo alone are qualified to sell and dis- 
pense poisons." 

The Wolverhampton Branch forwarded resolutions: — 
(i) " That the time is not opportune for the adoption 
of Matriculation as the standard for the Society's Pre- 
liminary examination, but that this standard should be 
adopted when (and if) the status of the pharmacist is 
raised by the passing of the Bill now in draft form, 
or as amended with proper safeguards." (2) " That 
apprentices should only be accepted in approved phar- 
macies where adequate training in official galenical 
pharmacy and dispensing of medicines is provided." 

The Bedfordshire Branch wrote conveying resolu- 
tions : — (i) "That the facilities for obtaining permis- 
sion to sell poisons in Part II be not greater than at 
present." (2) " That the Pharmaceutical Society have 
a larger representation on the Advisory Poisons Board." 

The Society of Medical Officers of Health sent a letter 
asking for a representative of the Society to serve on a 
committee which is inquiring into tha problem of abor- 
tion. Mr. Rowsell was appointed to serve. 

The Council considered a report from the Codex 
Revision Committee upon what reservations, if any, 
should be recommended to be made by the British 
Government when signing the international agreement 
for the unification of the formulas of potent medica- 
ments concluded at Brussels in 1923. It was agreed 
that the few details upon which reservation was desir- 
able were covered by the draft reservation submitted 
by the General Medical Council to the Privy Council 
in August 1929. The proceedings were resumed on 
June 4. 

Deaths 

The Chairman said his first duty was to refer to the 
death of their old colleague, Mr. Sargeant. It was 
necessary for him to say very little, for every member 
of the Council was fully aware of what Mr. Sargeant 
had done. He was proud to count Mr. Sargeant 
among liis personal friends; he had been a loyal and 
true friend . Every member of the Council appreciated 
Mr. Sargeant's great qualities, and even though in 
later years his vitality had been sapped his brilhant 
ability had still been manifest. The Council would be 
.the poorer by his death, for he was of a type not 
easily replaced. He was a keen thinker, with a mind 
both analytical and synthetic, and though a man of 
vision he was no mere dreamer. Mr. Parry then moved 
the following resolution : — • 

Tlie Council learns -vvitli the deepest regret of the death 
of Mr. F. Pilking-ton Sargeant, a member of Council for 
eighteen years and a past vice-president and president. It 
held hiiTi in high regard for his gracious personality, his 
wisdom and vision and his devotion to the highest ideals 
of pharmncy, and remembers with gr-atitude and apprecia- 
tion his many and varied services to pharmacy and his 
' skilful handling of the Society's affairs. 

Mr. Melhuish briefly and suitably seconded ihe reso- 
lution 



Mr. Hardy said the death of Mr. Sargeant was a 
great loss to pharmacy. All those in touch with their 
late colleague knew that first and last his one concern 
was for the welfare of his calling. His was a complex 
character. Himself a keen disciplinarian where others 
were concerned, he found it difficult to submit to dis- 
cipline Irimself. And yet he was always prepared to 
thank those who showed that the course he proposed 
to adopt was wrong. His last years had been full of 
great trouble, which he had hidden from his friends. 
There was one aspect of his character which was not 
generally known, and that was he was a deeply religious 
man. Those who had been privileged to attend church 
with him had gained a new insight into liis character. 
In social life he was a source of great pleasure to his 
friends. To go fishing with him on the Bassenthwaite 
Lake, or deep-sea fishing at Solway Firth, or hunting 
or shooting with him in Cumberland, gave opportunities 
of seeing other sides of his character. But the greatest 
treat of all was to go with him on a botanical ramble 
in the country. He was a brilliant student and a 
more brilliant teacher, a magnificent member of the 
Council, and, above all, one of the best " pals " that 
one could have. They would always revere his memory, 
for he was a just man. 

Mr. Parry then referred to the death of Miss Mowat, 
the Society's librarian, who was popular with all who 
came in touch with her, and possessed great charm of 
character. He felt sure the Council would wish that a 
letter of condolence should be sent to her mother. 

The Council signified their s^^mpathy in both cases 
by standing in silence. 

New Councillor Welcomed 

Mr. Parry next welcomed Mr. Deacon. They were 
all glad to see him filling the place of their old friend 
Mr. Sargeant. They felt he would make an excellent, 
member of the Council, and he (Mr. Parry) hoped he 
would be very happy among them. (Hear, hear.) 

Mr. Deacon returned thanks, and said he hoped he 
would justify his election. 

Dr. Druce's Eightieth Birthday 

Mr. Parry made reference to the fact that Dr. G. 
Claridge Druce, F.R.S., had attained his eightieth birth- 
day. He was a famous pharmacist and a member of 
the Society. He (Mr. Parry) had known Dr. Druce 
almost from his boyhood, and had found him always 
a charming gentleman, as well as a great scholar. He 
proposed that the Council send Dr. Druce a letter of 
congratulation. (Applause.) 

Mr. Peck said he was glad Mr. Parry had mentioned 
the matter. He himself had first met Dr. Druce in the 
examination-hall, where he was put through a searching 
examination in materia medica, and in later years he 
had had the privilege of going on more than one 
botanical excursion wilh him. Dr. Druce had made for 
himself a great position in the world of botany, and he 
might justly be described as the vv^orld's authority on 
field botany. Recently a distinguished gathering^ of 
men of science, in which the president of the Society 
was included, had met to honour Dr. Druce. Apart 
from his scientific work, Dr. Druce had given wonderful 
service to the City of Oxford, as alderman of the 
Council. Dr. Druce was well and hearty, and only last 
Saturday had paid him (tlie speaker) a visit. In 
honouring Dr. Druce the Society also honoured itself. 

The resolution was heartily approved. 

Election of President 

The election of a president resulted in Mr. Melhuisii 
being chosen. He received seventeen votes, and there 
were two blank papers. 



692 



The Chemist and Druggist 



June 7, 1930 



Mr. Pakry, in investing 'Mr. Melhuish with the chain 
of office, said it had been worn by many distinguished 
men. He was sure tliat when the time came for Mv. 
Melhuish to relinquish it they would find he had given 
it added lustre. (Applause.) 

The new President expressed his appreciation of the 
honour the Council had conferred upon him. He some- 
times felt that the members of the Society hardly 
realised the importance of their organisation, and that 
other bodies outside pharmacy were unaware of the 
full value of the work the Society had done during 
the last ninety years. The chair had been occupied 
by many distinguished men, and he hoped that though 
he came to it in a time of difficulty he would be 
able to fill it adequately and to . the satisfaction of the 
Council. He was assured of the fullest support from 
the Council, and he assured his colleagues that he 
would do his best. (Applause.) 

Election of Vice-President 

There were two nominations for the vice-presidency, 
Mr. Hines receiving eighteen votes and Mr. Marns one, 
and there was one blank paper. 

Mr. Hines, in taking the vice-chair, congratulated 
Mr. Melhuish, and said he would do all he could to 
make his term of office a success. On his own behalf 
he thanked the Council for the confidence they had 
shown in him, adding that he would endeavour -to be 
a credit to them and to the Society. (Applause.) 

Election of Treasurer 

The Treasurer (Mr. Guthrie) said the Council had 
given him the pleasure of acting as treasurer for the 
past five years. Perhaps he was hardly justified in 
doing so, but he felt tliat there might be in the minds 
of some of the Council an intention to vote for his 
re-election, and he had risen to ask them to refrain 
from doing so. Things had changed within recent 
years, and there was a feeling that offices should go 
round. He was not tired of the work, for he had 
enjoyed it and appreciated his return each year; but 
he felt that he ought to make way for someone else. 
He had quite made up his mind, and he asked for a 
further favour — that members of the Council would not 
vote for him. 

Mr. Keall was elected treasurer, receiving nineteen 
votes. There was one blank paper. 

In acknowledging the compliment, Mr. Keall said he 
was conscious of the honour and sensible of the respon- 
sibility. He had served as a member of the Council 
under thiee treasurers (Mr. Gibson, Mr. Bilson and Mr. 
Guthrie). He appreciated Mr. Guthrie's action and 
would try to do his best as his successor. (Applause.) 

Thanks to Ex-President 

The President, in proposing a vote of thanks to Mr. 
Parry, said he had served pharmacy well for a great 
number of years, but never better than in the past 
twelve months. Mr. Parry had risen to every great 
occasion, and at the unveiling of the memorial to the 
late Sir William Glyn-Jones had delivered a most elo- 
quent address. Like most of his countrymen, jMr. 
Parry had the gift of speech, as he had shown that 
mornhig, and to all the matters to which he had referred 
he had done ample justice. (Applause.) 

The Vice-President, seconding, said it was something 
more than a formality. 

The vote was carried with enthusiasm, and the presi- 
dent presented Mr. Parry with a miniature of the badge 
oi office. 

Mr. Parry, returning thanks, said he believed that the 
Council meant its appreciation. During his year of 
office he had not had a single complaint to make against 
any member of the Council. He had received every 
assistance, and his duties had been made as smooth as 
possible. Mr. Melhuish was faced with a year of difli- 
culty, but he (the speaker) was sure he would receive 
the same assistance that had been accorded to himself. 
He was proud to receive the miniature as a memento 
of his period as president. In one way he was glad to 
be relieved of the heavy duties which had fallen to his 



lot during the last three years. His great compensation 
had been the appreciation shown on every hand, and he 
had been accorded a good reception in every part of the 
country that he had visited. (Applause.) 

Thanks to Ex-Treasurer 

Mr. Bilson proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Guthrie. 
It had come as something of a shock to hear that Mr. 
Guthrie contemplated retiring from the treasurership, for 
they had all regarded him as a permanency. They 
sympathised with him in his decision, however. He 
was sure he was voicing the wishes of the Council in 
asking Mr. Guthrie to accept their warmest thanks. 
(Applause.) 

The resolution was carried with acclamation. 

Mr. Guthrie returned thanks, expressing appreciation 
of the fact that the resolution had been proposed by his 
old friend and predecessor. He had received sufficient 
reward in the pleasure he had derived from the work 
involved. He did not want it to be thought that he 
was giving up the office because he had (ears for the 
financial future of the Society, for he had the greatest 
coniidence in its stability. He was glad that his suc- 
cessor was a man of so much experience, for Mr. Keall 
had all the qualities necessary to make an excellent 
treasurer. (Applause.) 

Officers Reappointed 

The secretary and registrar (Mr. H. N. Linstead), 
the resident-secretary in Scotland (Mr. J. Rutherford 
Hilll, and the editor of the Journal (Mr. J. P. Gilmoar) 
were reappointed. 

The President moved that the Standing Orders, with 
the exception of No. i with reference to the hour of 
the meeting of the Council, be readopted, and this was 
agreed to. 

Committees Appointed 

The following standing committees were appointed, 
with the president and vice-president as ex-offtcio mem- 
bers of all committees: — 

Benevolent Fund. — Mrs. Freke, Messrs. Aiitcliffe, Beards- 
Icy, Bilson, Hardy, Jack. Keall and Simmons. 

War .A^uxiUary Benevolent Fund. — The members pf the 
Benevolent Fund Committee. 

Finance. — Messrs. Bilson, Deacon, Guthrie, Jenkin, 
Keall. Neathercoat, Parry and Peck. 

Publications. — Messrs. Guthrie. Humphrey, • Jenkin, 
iMarns, Parry, Peck, Skinner and Wells. 

Law. — Mrs. Freke, Messrs. AntcJiffe, Beardsley Jack, 
]\Iarn.3, Rowsell, Simmons and Wells. 

Fstahlishment. — Messrs. Deacon, Guthrie, Hardy. Hum- 
phrey, Jenkin, Peck, Rowsell and Skinner. 

Education. — Mrs. Freke, ^lessrs. Deacon, Guthrie, 
Humphrey, Jack. Parry, Peck and Rowsell. 

OrijaniHution. — Messrs. Antcliffe, Beardsley, Hardy, 
Keall, Marns, Neathercoat, Simmons and Wells. 

Representatives of the Council were appointed to other 
committees as follows: — 

Pai lianientury Fund. — The president, the vice-president 
and Mr. Neathercoat. 

British Pharmaceutical Conference Executive . — The presi- 
dent, Messrs. Beardsley. Marns and Skinner. 

Departmental Committee Peport. — The president, the 
vice-president, Messrs. Guthrie, Marns, Neathercoat, 
Parry and Skinner. 

Quurterli/ Journal of Pharmacy — Editorial Committee.— 
Messrs. Humphrey, Feck and Skinner. 

Elections and Restorations 

Twelve persons were elected members of the Society, 
and nine persons as student-associates. A number of 
persons were restored to the Society, and one person 
to the register. The registrar reported that sixty persons 
had been registered as apprentices or students. 

Petrie Trust Bursary 

It was reported that the winner of the Petrie Trust 
bursary, for which eleven candidates competed at Aber- 
deen, was Mr. James Penny, of Aberdeen. 



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693 



Education Committee 

The report of the Education Committee showed that 
a number of schools had been approved for subjects in 
connection with the Society's examinations. The report 
was adopted. 

Benevolent Fund Committee 

The report of the Benevolent Fund Committee showed 
that ten applications had been received, and grants made 
ranging from £iz to ;^39. The following special con- 
tributions were acknowledged: — Exeter and District 
Branch, £() 3s. id.; T. & W. & W. Southall, Ltd., £5 5s.; 
Aberdeen and North- Eastern Scottish Branch, {^y, 
" Nosmos," Preston and District Pharmacists' .Asso- 
ciation, £^ i8s.; Alchemy Lodge, ^3 3s.; Alchemy Lodge, 
jf2 I2S. 6d.; Southampton Branch, £2 5s. 6d.; 
Northampton Pharmacists' Association, £z 2S.; J. E. 
Howard, iis. 6d.; R. Deck, 5s. 6d. 

Mr. Keall said there had again been a very interest- 
ing set of contributions, and he was very glad to re- 
ceive money for the fund from such varied sources. 
Although it was regrettable that the interest in the fund 
had not been maintained at the level it should be, in 
spite of the appeals at the Council meetings and else- 
where, he was still hopeful that the subscriptions would 
be increased. (Hear, hear.) 

The report was adopted. 

War Auxiliary Benevolent Fund 

The committee of this fund reported that during 
the month four applications had been considered, and 
grants made ranging from £10 to £z(i. The report was 
adopted. 

Finance Committee 

The financial statement showed that receipts since 
the last meeting, including a balance of £16 3s. id., 
amounted to ;^7,430 i8s. 5d., comprising the following 
items: — Subscriptions, ;^i,i94 i8s.; registration fees, 
£130 4s.; examination fees, ;^t,434 6s.; certificates of 
qualification, £\ is.; school deposit, £3 los.; pharma- 
cological laboratories, ^^224 14s.; penalties, £135 12s. 3d.; 
"Pharmaceutical Journal," advertisements, etc., 
£1,224 19s- 4d.; " Quarterly Journal," £27 8s. id.; 
" Pharmaceutical Pocket Book," £j 6s. 2d.; Year Book 
index, £4 3s. 4d.; Registers, £17 6s. 3d.; examination 
questions, /13 os. lod.; Pharmaceutical Press publica- 
tions, £10 19s. 2d.; B.P. Codex, £44 15s.; " Forensic 
Pharmacy," £8 7s. 5d.; interest on investments, 
£335 i8s.; deductions for F.S.S.U., £36 5s. 6d.; sundries, 
£10 IS.; transfer from deposit account, ;£2,55o. Pay- 
ments ordered at the last meeting amounted to 
;{7.389 I2S. 7d., leaving a balance of /41 5s. lod. The 
balances on the other accounts were : — Benevolent Fund 
(current account), £43 3s. id.; Benevolent Fund (dona- 
tion account), £35 15s. iid.; War Auxlliarj^ Benevo- 
lent Fund £69 13s. 6d.; Orphan Fund, £13 los. 3d. 
The report recommended that accounts amounting to 
£6,119 5s. iid. be paid, and that, the action of the 
secretary in making payments amounting to 
£1,203 14s. lojd. he approved. The report was 
adopted . 

British Pharmaceutical Conference 

At a recent meeting of the Executive, the secretaries 
reported further correspondence from the Aberdeen and 
North-Eastern Scottish Branch of the Society suggesting 
that either the first week in July or the third week 
in September would be most suitable for the proposed 
meeting of the Conference in Aberdeen in 1932. It was 
the opinion of the Executive that the first week in July 
would be the more convenient. It was suggested that 
the Conference should consider the possibility of an 
invitation to meet in London in 1933. 

Details of the programme for the Cardiff meeting 
were discussed. 'The arrangements were reported by 
the local secretary to be well in hand. 

This was all the public business. 



Branch Meetings 

Edinburgh. — The annual n:;eeting of the Edinburgh 
and South-Eastem Scottish Branch was held on May 28, 
Mr. David Harley in the chair. The chairman said 
since last meeting they had suffered a loss in the death 
of a well-known member of the branch, Mr. J. fl. 
Scroggie. Mr. Arthur Cairns (secretary) submitted the 
annual report, indicating that the branch had had a 
successful series of meetings and the financial statement 
indicated a balance in hand of £12 13s. The report 
and financial statement were unanimously adoptet! . 
The office-bearers and committee were elected as fol- 
lows; — Chairman, Mr. Peter Nisbet (Leith); Vice-Ckair- 
man, Mr. John Gilmour (Dunfermline); Secretary and 
Treasurer, Mr. Arthur Cairns (Edinburgh); Commiitee: 
Misses M. G. Boag (Edinburgh) and I. A. Purdie (Edin- 
burgh), Messrs. D. B. Dott (Musselburgh), David Harley 
(Musselburgh), James S. B. Heddle (Leith), W. G. McNab 
(Gorebridge), J. R. Sutherland (Dalkeith), J. H. Tainsh 
(Edinburgh), John Watson (South Queensferry) and 
Thomas Wilson (Burntisland). Mr. Peter Nisbet gave 
an address on : Health Services under the Local Govern- 
ment (Scotland) Act, 1929. He said he felt it was 
quite time someone should speak out with reference 
to the movements by local authorities to invade the 
sphere of the retail pharmacist. It was quite common 
now for child-welfare centres to give out all kinds of 
infant and invalid foods, mixtures, emulsions, liniments, 
etc. In regard to parish council dispensing, a fairl/ 
satisfactory arrangement had been made locally. There 
was a movement on foot under the National Health 
Insurance to bring in wives and dependents. The 
report of the Departmental Committee on the Poisons 
and Pharmacy Acts was another item having a bear- 
ing on the situation to which he was referring. It was 
only reasonable to claim that as a trained body of 
experts in pharmacy they ought to be entrusted with 
the dispensing of all medicines. Mr. Currie said this 
was a very serious matter. It was a form of com- 
petition that could not easily be met. Mr. Wilson 
said Mr. Nisbet appeared to think this evil was the 
peculiar grievance of the city pharmacist, but he would 
like to say that they felt it also in the country dis- 
tricts. Mr. Harley thought that on the whole they 
should accept the position that any general public phar- 
maceutical service would require to be on terms similar 
to that under the National Health Insurance scheme. 
The movements in regard to child-welfare centres and 
such like during the last ten years had vindicated 
themselves in the improved health of babies and young 
children. Mr. Gilmour said that in regard to Poor Lavv 
medicines the system in his town worked satisfactorily, 
each pharmacist having the work in rotation. Mr. 
Hill said there could be little doubt that the co-ordina- 
tion of the medical services now being carried out would, 
for the most part, be on the basis of the National 
Health Insurance Pharmaceutical service. The Depart- 
ment of Health for Scotland had indicated, in response 
to a communication from the Executive, that thev 
recognised the advantages of the scheme, and that when 
they were consulted by local authorities they would 
keep this point in view. Dr. Tait said Mr. Harley had 
appealed to him to confirm what he had said about 
the British Medical Association health scheme. He had 
heard a statement the other day by the chief medical 
officer of the Department of Health for Scotland, who 
proposed to make the family medical doctor the pivot 
of the whole scheme. Mr. Tainsh said some chemists 
felt the pinch of these things more than others. Thev 
felt that business was going away from them. 
The chairman said he would put it to the meet- 
ing whether they were agreed that this whole 
matter should be referred to the Committee of the 
Branch with powers to meet with medical practitioners, 
if such a scheme was found practicable, and to report 
to a meeting of the Branch on a later date. The pro- 
posal was unanimously approved. On the motion of 
Mr. Thomas Wilson, a cordial vote of thanks was 
awarded to the retiring chairman. 



694 



The Chemist and Druggist 



June 7, 1930 




RETAIL 8 DISPENSING 
PRICE LIST 

based on. deft ai(e costing" priaci pies 



SSUED QUARTERLY 



NINTH YEAR OF PUBLICATION 



The drug index for April was 129.2, against 130.2 for 
the preceding month. It will be noticed once again 
that there is a steady decline, small but persistent. 
The cause is mainly due to bismuth salts, but there is 
an increase in prices of tinctures, due to the advance in 
alcohol. The surgical dressings are also slightly down, 
being for May 171. 8, against 172.8 in April. The 
change is due to the price of lint. The chief alterations 
in prices for carrying forward are ; — 











Selling Pri 


ce 






Cost 
























16 oz. 


4 


oz. 


I 


oz. 


1 


dr. 


J. 


per 




s. d. 


s. 


d. 


s. 


d. 


s. 


d. 


108 


lb. 


Bismuthi carbonas 




3 


8 


1 


0 


0 


2 


12 


oz. 


Bismuthi citras . . 








1 


9 


0 


3 


12 


oz. 


Bismuthi subgallas 








1 


9 


0 


3 


% 


lb. 


Bismuthi subnitras 




3 


3 


0 11 


0 


2 


28 


oz. 


Ext. hydrastis liquidum C 








4 


1 


0 


7 


90 


oz. 


Ext. opii siccum. . B, F 












2 


0 


43 


lb. 


Fern et ammonii citras . . 




1 


6 


0 


5 


0 


1 


14 


oz. 


Fern et quinmae citras.. 








2 


1 


0 


4 


72 


lb. 


Hydroquinone . . 




2 


5 


0 


8 


0 


2 


102 


lb. 


Liq. opii sedativus B.P.C. 




















B, F 




3 


8 


1 


0 


0 


2 


39 


lb. 


Potassii citras 




1 


4 


0 


5 






11 


oz. 


Pulv. ipecacuanhae co. 




















B, exf 








1 


7 


0 


3 


39 


lb. 


Sodii citras 


4 11 


1 


5 


0 


5 


0 


1 


24 


lb. 


Syr. chloral . . C 




1 


1 


0 


4 


0 


1 


92 


lb. 


Tr. opii . . . . B, f 




3 


0 


0 10 


0 


2 


66 


ib. 


Tr. Valerianae ammoniata 




2 


3 


0 


8 


0 


2 



Personalities 

Mr. R. C. Fe.\ther, B.A., B.Sc, a director of 
Meggeson & Co., Ltd., London, S.E.16, has taken the 
diploma in bacteriology of the Battersea Polytechnic, of 
which he has been an evening student for the past 
three years. 

Mr. H. L-ONG, chemist and druggist, Chippenham, iias, 
for the second year in succession, been elected chairman 
of the local chamber of commerce, and has served over 
the same period as vice-chairman of the local branch of 
the British Legion. 

Mr. R. Cecil Owen, B.Sc, chemist and druggist, 
president of the Chester Rotary Club, who sails for t)ie 
United States of America on June 7, is the bearer of a 
letter of greetings from that city to the citizens of 
Chester, Pennsylvania 

At the annual meeting of the Provincial Grand Chap- 
ter, R.A., held at Huddersfield, on May 28, Mr. S. N. 
Pickard, J. P., chemist and druggist, Ossett, was in- 
vested as Provincial Grand Standard Bearer for the 
province of West Yorkshire. 

Bro, D. a. Rees, Ph.C, F.S.M.C., Loughborough 
Junction, London, S.W., was recently installed W.M. 
of St. Marys Lodge No. 63 by W.Bro. S. A. Knaggs, 
P.G.S.B., 'P.A.G.D.C., LP.M. Among those present 
connected with the drug trade were: W.Bro. G. A. 
Tocher (W.M. Good Fellowship Lodge); Bro. A. G. 
Wrench; and Bro. F. Atkinson. 



Mr. Thom.\s Jameson, barrister-at-law and deputy 
chief inspector of his Majesty's Customs and Excise 
department, who has recently retired under the age- 
limit rule after upwards of forty-four years' service, was 
recently given an official farewell at the Custom House, 
London, by a large and representative company. Sir 
John Ritchie (chief inspector), having paid a high 
tribute to the value of Mr. Jameson's services to the 
department, Mr. Haines, on behalf of numerous sub- 
scribers, presented tokens of esteem and good wishes to 
Mr. Jameson and members of his family. During the 
early period of his service, Mr. Jameson was attached to 
the Somerset House Government Laboratory as an 
assistant analyst. He served later as an officer and 
supervisor of Inland Revenue; a surveyor of Customs 
and Excise; an inspector under the National Health 
Commission; a collector of Customs and E.xcise; and 
finally as an inspector attached to the chief office. As 
deputy chief - inspector, Mr. Jameson has been a tech- 
nical adviser to the Board of H.M. Customs and. Excise 
on questions arising in connection with spirits, the 
liability of certain medicines to patent-medicine duty, 
and other matters. 

Mr. a. R. Melhuish, Ph.C, the nev^ly-elected presi- 
dent of the Pharmaceutical Society, served his appren- 
ticeship with Williams & 
Peters, London, N.W., 
and followed this train; 
ing with work in the 
laboratories of Idris & 
Co., at that time under 
the direction of Dr. 
W. H. Symons. He 
piassed the Major exam- 
ination in 1891, and was 
subsequently with Squire 
& Sons, Oxford Street, 
W.I, for two years. In 
3898 Mr. - Melhuish ac- 
quired the business of 
E. Burden & Co., Dut? 
Street, Grosvenor 
Square, W.i, which he 
still carries on. During 
the war he acquired 
the goodwill and pre- 
scription-books of a 
neighbouring pharmacy, 

founded in the reign of George III. and at one time 
owned by Mr. William Bastick, the originator of the 
formula for ammoniated tincture of quinine. Mr. 
Melhuish has been president (in 1914-16) cf 
the Western (London) Pharmacists' Association, 
a member of the Pharmaceutical Society's board 
of examiners for England and Wales, and an energetic 
member of the London Insurance Committee. He 
served a term of office as chairman of the Retail Phar- 
macists' Union Executive, and gave evidence before the 
Royal Commission on National Health Insurance, and 
also before the Departmental Committee on Morphine 
and Heroin Addiction. Mr. Melhuish has for many 
years, as a member of the Science Committee, taken part 
in the work of revising the British Pharmaceutical Codex. 

The list of honours issued on the occasion cf the 
King's birthday includes very fev,' names of any interest 
to the drug trade. Among those who have any rela- 
tions with the wholesale or retail trade are the Right 
Hon. Noel Edward Buxton, Minister of Agriculture and 
Fisheries, who receives a peerage; Professor Leonard 
Erskine Hill, director. Department of Applied 
Physiology, National Institute of Medical Research; 
and Mr. Herbert Wright, chairman of the 
Executive Committee, Imperial College of Science 
and Technology, South Kensington, each of whom 
receives a knighthood; Mr. B.' G. Crewe, Principal, 
Patent Office, Board of Trade, who is made an officer 
of the Order of the British Empire. Only one phar- 
macist, so far as we are aware, has received recognition: 
we refer to Mr. Alfred H. JI. Purse, secretary to the 
Welsh Health Insurance Committee and' clerk to the 
Cardilf Insurance Committee, on whom the membership 
of the Order of the British Empire has been conferred. 




E. Melhuish, Ph.C. 



June 7, 1930 



The Chemist and Druggist 



695 



Trade Notes 

Zix-PADS are obtainable from Hinders, Ltd., 174 Est- 
court Road, London, S.W.6. 

Dried milk. — Prideaux's, Ltd., Notcombe, Shaftes- 
bury, are desirous of getting in touch with large buyers 
of dried milk. 

Kodak, Ltd., Kingsway, London, W.C.2, publish on 
another page a letter relating to the use of Velox and 
Kodak bromide papers. 

Veet bonus. — Dae -Health Laboratories, Ltd., 58 
Bolsover Street, London, announce that the bonus 

olier in regard to Veet expires on June 30. ■ 

Medical sprays. — Britton, Malcolm & Waymark, 
Ltd., 38 Southvvark Bridge Road, London, S.E.i, in- 
form us that 

f. VN. - they have ac- 

V^v\^\ quired from R. J 

VPV Reuter, Ltd., the 

^ ^ — 1^ 1 after' s business 

^ — — JJs in medical sprays 

\ , and atomisers. 

1" order that 
/V , ~A there shall be no 

' . a /'/. \U deviation from 

, . , I', 1^', '//"^ ''^^ 'ligh standard 

/^r\^^^^7\;4/ \ acterised these 
■ — 1:1 I I rnstruments the 

y I p | O-'l / /risw proprietors 

y^-, \ \c -J ^ / have also taken 

y'^^^^v I \^ — ""C^ over the expert 

/ ^\ / ^--(' . jL/''^ staff engaged in 

I i ' ")/) manufac t u r i n g 

\ / operations, thus 

. . \ the identical 

' models will be 

available and at the same prices as previously. 
In addition to ' special types, there are some fifty 
standard ' patterns to select from, and several 
which we tested with a heavy oil (consider- 
ably heavier than is generally employed even in those 
intended for oily solutions) gave a voluminous cloud on 
the slightest pressure of the bulb. The spray here 
illustrated is the Ariston all glass nebulator No. 2A for 
throat or nose. This has an indirect action as the oil 
is thrown with great force on to the globe part and 
becomes so finely divided that a smoke-like cloud is 
evolved. The quality of the india-rubber bulb is in 
keeping with the remainder of the apparatus, and each 
model is separately and neatly boxed. Chemists inter- 
ested in medical sprays and atomisers can be recom- 
mended to send for the price list of these products, the 
more popular of which 3re illustrated therein. 

The J. B. Williams Co. state that the alteration in 
the distribution of their products will take place on 
October i, and not as previously announced. 

Agfa, Ltd., Vintry House, Queen Street Place, 
London, E.G. 4, are to advertise their photographic films 
and cameras on the front page of the " Daily Mail " on 
June 7. 

QuiN-QuENNA SHAMPOOS. — William Edwards & Sons, 
14-18 Nile Street, City Road, London, N.i, will send 
particulars of window display terms for Quin-Quenna 
shampoo powders on application. 

Manufacturers desirous of selling their products 
through the drug trade without organising distribution 
should communicate in the first instance with Mr. 
Stanley Worth, 35 New Broad Street, London, E.C.2. 

Ensign display week. — -Ensign, Ltd., High Hclborn, 
London, W.C.i, are inviting photographic dealers to co- 
operate with them in an intensive advertising campaign 
during the week June 23 to 28. Prizes amounting to 
£600 are being offered for the best dressed windows. 



Allen & Hanburys, Ltd., Bethnal Green, London, 
E.2, ask us to call the attention- of subscribers to the 
new, prices for. Cafe Vierge. , So far as the public is 
concerned the reductions do not take effect until July i. 

Warrick Brothers, Ltd., 6 Nile Street, City Road, 
London, N.i, have sent us a sample of their Sting 
Drops. The product is packed in an attractive con- 
tainer, which allows of the application of one drop. 
Six containers are mounted on a neat showcard. 

Burgoyne, Burbidges & Co., Ltd., manufacturing 
chemists, East Ham, London, E.6, announce that the 
winners of the competition organised in connection with 
visits to their stand at the recent Chemists' Exhibition 
were: (1) Mrs. Lloyd Jones, 5 New End, London, 
N.W.3; (2) Miss E. Sinicock, 311 Goswell Road, London, 
E.G. I. 

Hazeline Snow in tubes. — Burroughs Wellcome & 
Co., Snow Hill Buildings, London, E.G.i, have added 
to their list of products a collapsible tube packing of 
Hazeline Snow. In tubes it will make an ideal com- 
panion sale for Hazeline Snow in pots — the tube for the 
handbag, the pot for the dressing-table. The conveni- 
ence of the packing will doubtless result in its promptly 
becoming a pronounced favourite amongst customers of 
both sexes. 



Trade 'Mark Applications 

The figures in parentheses refer to the classes in which the 
marks are grouped. A list of classes and particulars as 
to registration are given in " The Chemist and Druggist 
Diary," 1930. p. 341. 

{Vrom " The Trade, Murks Journal;' May l!f, 1030.) 

'■ TCE BOR " with circular representation of gladiatoriai 
figure; for chemicals (1). By R. S. Brown. 36 Manor 
Houcse, Maryiebone Road, London, N.W.I. 498,610. 

"Nivos.^l'': for chemicals (1). By I. G. Farbenindustrie 
A.G., 28 Mainzer Landstrasse, Frankfort-on-Mam. 
Germany. 504,297. (Aesociated.) 

" ICI " in circle containing wavy lines (" I.C.I." or " Ici " 
disclaimed) ; for chemicak (1) ; agricultural chemicaJs 
(2) ; medicinal chemicals (3) ; scientific apparatus (8) ; 
food eubsta-nces (42) ; soap, etc. (47) ; perfumery, etc. 
(48) : and for goods (50). By Imperial Chemical Indus- 
tries, Ltd., Millbank, London, S.W.I 507,717/718/719/ 
724/745/747/743/750. (Associated.) 

" I'EnavAL's Ointment " with label design incorporating 
head of a dog, a horse and a cow (" Percival's dis- 
claimed) ; for a veterinary ointment (2). By L. G. 
Percival, " Kismet," Hanley Swan, Worcester. 509,357. 

" McPougall's Polvo " ; for an insecticide (2). By Cooper, 
McDougall & Robertson. Ltd., Ravens Lane, Berkham- 
sted, Hertfordshire. B510,628. 

"Myladis"; for disinfectants (2). By Solidol ChemicaJ. 
Ltd.. .4shmead Works, Disney .Street Borough, London, 
S.E.I. 511,922. 

" Velvo " ; for corn plasters and foot preparations (3). By 
Johnson & .Johnson (Great Britain), Ltd., Fairlie 
Road, Slough, Buckinghamshire. 505,868. (Associated.) 

" Glen Brand " with label design incorporating landscape 
scene; for medicines l3). By Carter Bros., 45 Valley 
Road, Shipley, Yorkshire. 509,777. 

" ' CuTiEKS ' " ; for headache oreparations, etc. (3). By 
Perry's Powders, Ltd., 1 Kelsail Street, Leeds. B510,044, 

" OsjiOND & Son, Ltd., Ghi.msby " with circular device 
including arm and arrow with words " Health and 
Healing"; for medicinal chemicals (3). By Osmond k 
Son, Ltd., Doughty Road, Grimsby. 511,079. 
(Associated.) 

" Oleaiul " ; for medicinal chemicalf; (31. By Petrolager 
Laboratories, Ltd.. Braydon Road, London, N.16. 
511.603. 

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Births 



Notices for Insertion in this column must be properly 
authenticated. 

R'IacLean. — At 19 Christie Gardens, Saltcoats, on 
May 31, the wife of Alexander MacLean, chemist and 
druggist, of a daughter. 

O'Dell. — At St. Brelades, The Dicker, Sussex, on 
May 30, the wife of J. B. O'Dell, M.P.S. (T. H. Parker 
(Hailsham), Ltd., chemistSj Hailsham), of a son. 



Marriages 

Croasdale — AsHWORTH. — At Burnley Wesleyan 
Chapel, recently, Harold Leon Croasdale, chemist and 
drug-gist, to Elizabeth Ashworth. 

Mote — Nettleton. — At St. Paul's Church, New 
Beckenham, Kent, on May 30, Lester Charles Mote, 
chemist and druggist, eldest son of Mr. C. F. Mote (S. 
Maw, Son & Sons, Ltd.), to Eva Nettleton, Harrogate. 



Deaths 

Beck. — At Bury House Nursing Home, Bush Hill 
Park, on May 25 and 28, the twin sons of Mr. Kinsgley 
Beck, chemist and druggist, 61 Church Street, Enfield. 

Bryan. — At Exmouth Cottage Hospital, recently, fol- 
lowing an operation, Mr. Ernest George Bryan, chemist 
and druggist, 43 Exeter Road, aged forty-seven. Mr. 
Bryan had been in business in Exmouth for the past 
two years, and great sympathy is expressed with his 
widow and daughter in their sudden bereavement. At 
the funeral, which took place at Withycombe, Exmouth, 
on May 28, Evans, Gadd & Co., Ltd., Exeter, were 
represented by Mr. W. T. Symes, and the pharmacists 
of Exmouth by Messrs. J. B. Braid, A. Derr5^, A. 
Nicholson and W. Pope. 

Buttery. — On June 2, Mr. H. Buttery, 51 Scarcroft 
Hill, York, a representative of Raimes & Co., wholesale 
druggists, Micklegate House, York. Mr. Buttery had 
been in Messrs. Raimes & Co.'s service since the year 
1888. He commenced travelling in 1894, and continued 
up to July 1928, when he was compelled to retire owing 
to iU health. Mr. Buttery was known to a wide circle 
of customers and friends in the West Riding of York- 
shire, Lancashire and the North Midlands. He was a 
most successful traveller, and endeared himself to '.■■is 
customers by his cheery and genial disposition. 

CoRBETX. — At 87 Main Street, Bangor, on May 28, 
Wilhelmina (Willina), youngest daughter of the late 
Mr. William Corbett, R.D., Enfield Medical Hall. 
Crumlin Road, Belfast. 

Dangerfield. — On May 28, Mr. Edward Dangerfield, 
chemist and druggist, of Kingswood, Bristol, aged 
seventy-eight. 

Day. — At " Fernlea," Wetherby, on May 22, Mr. 
John Day, Ph.C late of Leeds, aged eighty-eight. 

Fletcher. — At 47 Woolwich Road, Belvedere, on 
May 30, Mr. W. Fletcher, chemist (Knowles, Fletcher 
& Co., Ltd., chemists, 7 Bexley Road). 

MowAT. — At Bath, on May 29, Miss Ellinor Jane 
(Noreen) Mowat, Ph.C, librarian of the Pharmaceutical 
Society of Great Britain. Miss Mowat passed the Major 
examination in 1923. 

Ragg. — At Lower Edmonton, on May 27, Mr. William 
^^'atkins Ragg, chemist and druggist, aged seventy-six. 

Richards. — At his residence, Kirby House, Kirby 
Road, Coventr}-, on June 2, Mr. Frank Rupert Gran- 
ville Richards (Loveitt & Bones, Ltd., Hertford Street), 



aged fifty-two. Mr. Richards was a native of Hen- 
bury. He served his apprenticeship to Mr. T. E. 
Cooper, chemist, Macclesfield, and subsequently became 
manager for Messrs. Loveitt & Bones, whose business 
he acquired a few years ago. Mr. Richards invented 
and patented the " Richards Anti-Rust " for iron and 
steel, and this was adopted for most of the bombs 
and grenades used during the great war. He was 
greatly interested in all affairs concerning Coventry, 
and had made a wide circle of friends. 

ToMLiNsoN. — At Lindow Lodge, Wilmslow, Manches- 
ter, on May 27, Mr. Thomas Conway Tomlinson. Mr. 
Tomlinson carried on the business of chemists' valuer 
and transfer agent founded by his father over seventy 
years ago. 

VoGT. — In a nursing home at Kendal, on May 30, Mr. 
George Vogt, chemist and druggist, proprietor of 
Edmondson & Vogt, chemists, 30 Highgate. Mr. Vogt, 
who qualified in 1894, carried on business in Kendal for 
about forty years. He was elected to the Town Council 
three years ago, and served on several of its committees. 
Mr. Vogt was in charge of the ,v-ray department of the 
Westmorland County Hospital, and was president of the 
Kendal Rotary Club. He leaves two sons. 

Wiggles WORTH. — Recently, Mr. Michael Henry 
Wiggleswoilh, chemist and druggist, 26 Turner Street, 
Blyth, Northumberland, aged forty-six. Mr. Wiggles- 
worth was a member of the Blyth" District Council for 
ten years, and produced several musical comedies and 
plays locally. 

Wyatt.— At Shirley, Birmingham, recently, Mr. 
Samuel Wyatt, chemist and druggist, aged sixty-seven. 



Wills 



Mr. Gerard Yardley Gibbs, of Delafords Cottage, 
Epping, Essex, a director of D. & W. Gibbs, Ltd., left 
;^ii,68o, with net personalty £7,T]Ti. 

Mr. Charles Taylor Cockburn, J. P., F.C.S., of 
Danefield, Largs., N.B., chemist and druggist, managing 
director of Cockburn & Co., Ltd., Glasgow, left personal 
estate in Great Britain valued at ^^42,882 15s. gd. 

Mr. Jacob Pillischer, of 9 Carlton Hill, St. John's 
Wood, N.W.8, and of J. Pillischer, Ltd., 88 New Bond 
Street, W.i, scientific instrument manufacturers, left 
;^2i,8i4 3s. iid., with net personalty ^21,651 i6s. 8d. 

Mr. John Martin Corfe, M.P.S., of Beech Holme, 
Tonbridge Road, Maidstone, a director of Corfe & Son, 
Ltd., who died on February 18 last, aged fifty-eight 
years, left estate of the gross value of ^8,791 19s. lod., 
with net personalty ^^7,508 7s. 4d. 

Mr. Leonard Johnson, of Lansdowne, St. George's 
Road, St. Margarets-on-Thames , for over thirty years 
manager of the drug department Army and Navy Co- 
operative Society, Ltd., left estate of the gross value 
of ;^i,355 2s. id., with net personalty £gS6 8s. id. 

Mr. Thomas Green, Ph.C, of Limehurst, Holland 
Pai^k Road, Belfast, a director of Grattan & Co., Ltd., 
chemists, 7-9 Corn Market, Belfast, who died on Feb- 
ruary 21 last, aged eighty -seven, left personal estate in 
England and Northern Ireland valued at /3,25i 5s. 8d. 



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The Chemist and Druggist 



697 



Observations and Reflections 

By Xrayser III 



Mr. Gamble's Lead 

is a good one (C. & D., May 31, p. 669), 
deserving of the fullest consideration by those respon- 
sible for advising the Council of the Pharmaceutical 
Society how the draft Pharmacy and Poisons Bill can 
be made a really satisfactory measure. He appears to 
approve generall)- of Part I of the draft Bill, though 
even that requires some amendment, particularly in the 
direction of maintaining our rights in the title 
" chemist." The only words dealing with this point 
seem to have been added to Clause 5 as an after- 
thought, and I should like to feel assured that thoae 
words would not have an unduly restrictive effect on 
our use of the title. We must not let our 
feelings of dissatisfaction with the provisions of 
Parts II and III of the draft Bill concentrate our 
attention unduly on those, to the exclusion of Part I 
with its own peculiar faults. Mr. Gamble's views of the 
deficiencies of Parts II and III should be those of the 
rest of us. Pharmacy needs fuller representation on the 
proposed Poisons Board than has been planned; we 
ought not to agree with the unchecked autocracy of a 
Secretary of State, and there is need for strenuous pro- 
test against the inadequate arrangements sii^r'rcsted for 
shaping a new poisons schedule. 

Co-operative Pressure 

seems likely to cause us trouble in 
more ways than one. But in no way is such pressure 
being applied more unfairly than in the direction of 
securing that the Ministry of Health shall remove its 
objection to the allowing of so-called dividends on 
National Health Insurance prescriptions (C. &■ D.. 
May 31, p. 668). If co-operative societies are at any 
time permitted to dispense medicines for insured persons 
at " cut " rates, it may be taken for granted that 
chemists on the panel will feel that they are equally 
entitled to make some similar concession to their custo- 
mers, even to the extent of entirely sacrificing their 
modest profit on the business. What may be regarded 
as a natural consequence by the powers that be, may 
be a proposal to reduce the already inadequate dispens- 
ing fee, on the ground that those who can afford to 
share the profit with their customers cannot need so 
much as they are receiving. 

Mr. Skinner 

lends force, v.'ith his election memories, to 
your suggestion (C (~ D., May 24, p. 637) that the 
confidence of the pharmaceutical electorate in particular 
members of the Society's Council was waning. But this 
failing support does not materially affect the result, since 
a majority of ten is as good as one of several hundreds 
in securing the return of any member. Moreover, any 
moral effect of a reduced majority is soon effaced, and 
it needs a constant observer like Mr. Skinner to bring 
back to our recollection the facts of bygone elections. 
It was news to me that any candidate ever polled so 
large a percentage of the total votes recorded as is 
shown for the years 1921, 1922 and 1924. Cross-voting 
is all against such high percentages, and I should 
imagine there was an extraordinary amount of cross- 
voting this year. Incidentally, it is once more evident 
that a large number of members of the Pharmaceutical 
Society fail to pay their subscription until it is too late 
for them to take part in the year's election. In the 
registrar's report for 1929, if I recollect aright, the 
membership of the Society was stated to exceed 14,500. 
But only 13,225 voting papers were sent out, thus indi- 
cating that twelve hundred or more had failed to pay 
up in time to be able to vote. 



A More Excellent Example 

of the value to pharmacists of 
your " Pharmaceutical Formulas " it would be difficult 
to find than that indicated in your note in last week's 
Commercial Compendium (p. 681) on the smelling 
bottle. This is an article in regular demand, it 
is always sought for at the hands of the 
chemist, and with over a score of formulas at his 
hand he should never be at a loss to please a client 
and retain her, because every regular user of such an 
article is apt to be " faddy " about its composition. 
The invention of the smelling-bottle almost certainly 
took place about two hundred years ago. Its essential 
constituent, the sal volatile oleosum, is credited to 
one of the best-known iatro-chemists — Franciscus 
Sylvius de le Boe — whose life extended over the greater 
part of the seventeenth century. The method of 
making is given by Nicholas Lemery in his 
" Cours de Chymie," published in the middle 
of the seventeenth century. Equal quantities 
of sal ammoniac and salt of tartar with some spirit 
of wine were heated together in a closed vessel, and 
t\\h volatile salt collected in a cooled receiver. " When 
it is left distilling . . . separate the Volatile Salt and 
weigh it . . . and for every ounce of Salt pour a 
drachm and a-half of Aromatick Essence extracted from 
one or many plants, flowers or fruits, as the Essence 
of Cinnamon, Mace, Cloves, Mint, Rosemary." These 
were mi.xed together and again heated in a vessel with 
a receiver, and the aromatised volatile salt again col- 
lected and put into ' ' a Viol well stopt . ' ' Lemery 
says further (English edition 1698): — "This a great 
sudorifick : it is a good Cordial and Cephalick. It is 
good against a Lethargy, the Palsy, Scurvy, malignant 
Fevers, Small Pox and Plague; it brings the Months 
to Women and removeth hysterical Vapours." 

These Salts 

began their career as a medicine, and as a 
medicine for internal use; they were put into bottles 
primarily because of their rapid volatility. They were 
not associated in any way with odoriferous mixtures 
employed at that time for warding off the plague and 
objectionable effluvia. The subsequent history of the 
smelling-bottle has something of a national character. 
In the course of a few years changes in the process 
took place, and particulars of them are given by 
Boerhaave in his " New Method of Chemist^5^" in a 
chapter which he calls " Chemical History of Volatile 
Oily Salts, made by means of Sal-ammoniac." In this 
is a passage giving the clue to the period when the 
smelling-bottle came into use. After recounting a pro- 
cess similar to Lemery's, he says (in the English 
edition of 1727): — "The design of the process might 
likewise be effected with a mixture of different essential 
oils, as well as compound spirits; so as to yield a sal 
volatile of any medicinal virtues that shall be required. 
But if a dry aromatic salt, without any volatile spirit 
be the thing in view no alcohol need be added, and 
only a proper proportion of essential oil poured to 
the dry salt before obtained : then the operation bein? 
performed in the gentle manner above mentioned, a 
dry, white, aromatic saponaceous salt will sublime and 
adhere to the sides of the glasses. And thus all those 
commonly called by the name of EnoUsh salts are con- 
stantly prepared." The English editors — Peter Shaw 
and E. Chambers — supply a foot-note: — "These are 
the volatile salts which the ladies generally carry in 
their pocket-bottles and usually by. foreigners termed 
EnglisJi salts." There does not seem to be much, if 
anything, to be added to this short account of the 
origin of the smelling-bottle; but the history of its 
varieties is not uninteresting ! 



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Editorial Articles 

Comparing the Standards 

To those of our readers who are interested in the 
history of British weights and measures (an outline 
of which was set forth, in our Special Issue of 
June 29, 1929, pp. 817 et seq.), and especially to 
those who have "kept up" their mathematics, 
the purchase of a report by the Board of Trade on 
comparisons of the parliamentary copies of certain 
imperial standards of length and weight with each 
other and with the respective , metric standards 
(Cmd. 3507, IS. 3d.) may be recommended. As we 
pointed out in the article mentioned, in discussing 
the construction of standards of length and weight 
in the middle of the past century, the verification 
of any standards of length — and still more, perhaps, 
of any standards of weight — is a matter of extreme 
care and accuracy in observation and one in which 
finality is exceedingly difficult to attain. The 
report before us begins by reciting the obligation , 
set forth in the Weights and Measures Act, 1878, 
to have the parliamentary copies of the imperial 
standard yard and pound compared with each other 
once in ten years and with the imperial standards 
themselves once in twenty years. The proceedings 
with which the report is concerned commenced in 
1922, when it was decided to include the imperial 
standards in the comparisons, although comparison 
in their case was not actually due until 1932. The 
details of the necessary operations as given in the 
report are full of interest, but we can only sum- 
marise them briefly. In the comparisons were 
finally included eight yard bars and eight pound 
weights, each of which was directly compared with 
each other of its own kind. About the same time, a 
request was received from the Bureau International 
for the return of the British national copy (No. 16) 
of the international prototype metre for recomparison 
with the prototype and with other copies. This bar 
had been supplied in 1889. It was afterwards 
decided to have the British national copy of the 
kilogram (No. 18), which also had not been verified 
since 1889, again compared with the international 
standards. Lastly, it was decided to complete the 
work b}^ making redeterminations of the relation- 
ship between the imperial standard pound and the 
British national copy of the kilogram. We pass to 
the general results obtained by the series of weigh- 
ings which were carried out. While the imperial 
standard yard and its three original parliamentarv 
copies have remained mutually consistent since 1852, 
the immured copy has shortened, in relation to the 
imperial standard, by nearly 0.0001 inch in the 
seventy years, and a copy made for the Board of 
Trade in or since 1878 has shortened by 0.0002 inch. 
As to the standards of weight, the immured parlia- 
mentary copy of the pound has gained in mass 



June 7, 1930 



The Chemist AND Druggist 



699 



since 1846 by 0.006 gr.; the imperial standard pound, 
on comparison with the international kilogram, 
appears to have lost to the extent of about one 
part in five millions since 1883; and the British 
national copy of the kilogram has diminished by 
0.02 mgm., which is only one part in fifty millioas, 
since 1889. The brief conclusions of the Deputy 
Warden's report on the details of the work are : 
first, that the standard of length needs to be replaced 
by one of greater accuracy; secondly, that, as the 
International Committee for Weights and Measures 
has suggested, it is hoped that the prototype metre 
may be superseded by a definition in terms of a 
wave-length of light; and thirdly, that for the 
standard of mass no better material appears to be 
available than the platinum-iridium alloy of which 
the kilogram standards are madev A few of the 
details of the redetermination of the standard pounds 
may be mentioned. As we have indicated, a com- 
plete intercomparison of the weights in pairs was 
made, involving twenty-eight combinations of eight 
vs'eights. These intercomparisons were made inde- 
pendently by two observers; each of whom dupli- 
cated the work by repeating it on a second balance. 
The readings of the oscillations of the beam when 
set in motion were taken in one case by means of 
a telescope situated about five feet in front of the 
balance: and in the other a somewhat different 
method was emploj^ed, to which the Deputy Warden 
gives preference. All the weights, with the excep- 
tion of the new one, were carefully cleaned before 
use by the application of a mixture containing ether, 
alcohol and ammonia. The last previous occasion 
on which the relation between the pound and the 
kilogram was determined was in 1883, when the 
value one pound = 453.5924277 grams was obtained; 
the value of 453.5943 grams was made legal by 
Order in Council in 1898. This value exceeds that 
now found by 0.000085 gram (which, as we have 
mentioned, is not quite one part in five millions). 
The Deputy Warden concludes that the amount of 
this difference is appreciably greater than can be 
accounted for by probable experimental error; and 
he warns us of the possibility of a progressive 
divergence between the British and metric standards 
of mass. 



The Position of Tinnevelly Senna 

During the past few months the market for Tinnevelly 
senna has been very depressed owinff to large parcels of 
liquidation stocks offering for compulsory sale. It would 
appear that the bulk of these offerings (particularly the 
cheap grades) has now been absorbed and the market has 
consequently settled down to more stable conditions. 
Overland type samples of the new Tinnevelly crop have 
recently arrived in London, and examination shows that 
the colour of the leaves is not particularly good and 
the grading (uniformity of leaf and presence of stalks, 
etc.) rather lower than that of last season. No. i 
leaves 01 the new crop for shipment from India are 
offered at 5d. per lb.; No. 2 at 3-Jd. per lb.; No. 3 
at 3d. per lb.; and No. 4 at 2^d. per lb. c.i.f. London. 
New crop hand-picked Tinnevelly pods are offered at 
5jd. per lb. c.i.f., and overland type samples show a 
considerable falling off in quality, the colour being 
(lark, in marked contrast to the fine greenish pods of 
last season. This has resulted in a rapid clearance by 
London merchants of the balance of old crop stocks in 
brokers' hands, which were offering at cheap prices, and 



up to 7jd. per lb. is no* being asked for prime quality 
on the spot, with darkish pods available at 5d. per lb. 
ex-wharf London terms. Recent-overland type samples of 
so-called f.a.q. grade, quoted at 3d. per lb. c.i.f., have 
the appearance of being only rejections from picked 
pods, and would not be passed in London as f.a.q.; 
this lower quality is accounted for by the demand for 
hand-picked pods. Forrnerly (before hand-picked were 
introduced) the f.a.q. contained all the p .ds ts col- 
lected, without the best pods being picked out. L'p 
to a few years ago a very large c.i.f. business was 
done by London brokers in new crop Tinnevelly senna, 
and there was usually a scramble to be the first in 
the market with the overland type samples. This c.i.f. 
business nowadays has practically fallen away to 
nothing, as buyers prefer to buy on " London dock 
samples drawn from the actual bales on arrival." Very- 
few buyers are prepared to take the risk of inferior 
quality being shipped against c.i.f. contracts, as the 
arbitration allowances do not compensate them suf- 
ficiently for the non-delivery of the quality (particularly 
colour) they desire. For this reason the bulk of the 
London business is at present conducted on a consign- 
ment basis and buyers can select or match the actual 
quality to meet their requirements. It is possible at 
the present time to buy Tinnevelly senna on spot, ex 
wharf London terms, at cheaper prices than for forward 
shipment at c.i.f. rates, and this position is likely to 
continue for some months — providing the Indian trouble 
does not spread south to the senna area. Spot pur- 
chases at to-day's low levels would, therefore, appear 
to be reasonably safe, and any improvement in values 
would be quickly reflected in cabled rates for shipment. 



Westminster Wisdom 

Notes on Parliamentary Matters. 

Manufacture of Narcotics 

Lieut. -Colonel Fremantle asked the Home Secretary 
on June 2 if he was taking .steps to summon a pre- 
liminary conference of countries manufacturing narcotics 
with a view to limitation of their output, as suggested 
on behalf of Great Britain at Geneva on May 14 last; 
and d the Soviet Republic will be invited to participate 
in any such conference. In reply, Mr. Short stated that 
the Home Secretary was not in a position to make any 
statement on the subject at the present time, but that 
the question was under consideration. 

Cinchona Cultivation in India 

The Secretary of State for India (Mr. Benn) informed 
Major Pole on May 15 that he gathered from a report 
on the progress made in giving effect to the recom- 
mendations of the Royal Commission on Agriculture 
in India that the Government of India are in con- 
sultation with the Provincial Governments on the ques- 
tion of centralising the whole subject of cinchona cul- 
tivation and the manufacture and distribution of 
quinine, which, according to the Royal Commission, 
was the first step towards the reduction of the price 
of quinine in India to a level at which it would be 
possible to embark on an intensive anti-malaria cam- 
paign. 

The doctor could only agree. — " He [the late 
Fleet Surgeon W. Redmond, of Vancouver] once drove 
into a village where a quack was cracking up Indian root 
pills, or something unofficial. 'Ah! ' said the quack 
to the people, ' I see ov^ there a man of education. 
Sir ' (addressing Redmond), ' is not this true: Popidus 
vult decipi? ' And Redmond said, ' It is true.' ' And, 
sir, is this not also true : Decipiatur? ' ' Yes, that is 
true, too,' said Redmond. ' Now,' said the quack, 
' you see this man of education agrees with me. Can 
you do better than take my advice? ' " — A Corre- 
spondent of " The British Medical Journal." 



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The Chemist and Druggist 



June 7, 1930 



Evidence of the Retail Pharmacists' Union 

Given Before the Departmental Committee 

The following is the Memorandum of Evidence (slightly abridged) given on behalf of the 
Retail Pharmacists' Union, before the Committee appointed by the Lord President of the 
Council to consider whether any modifications are necessary or desirable in the Poisons 
and Pharmacy Acts, by Mr. Hubert Joseph Martin, J.P., Pharmacist, Vice-Chairman of the 
Retail Pharmacists' Union, Mayor of Christchurch, and Mr. George Arthur Mallinson, 
Pharmacist, Secretary of the Retail Pharmacists' Union, Barrister-at-Law 



1. The Retail Pharmacists' Union was founded to 
carry on many duties which are outside the province of 
the Pharmaceutical Society. The membership of the 
Union is confined to persons, firms and bodies corporate 
actually keeping open shop for the sale of poisons . in 
accordance with the requirements of the Pharmacy Acts 
in England and Wales, and its membership exceeds 
7,000 in number out of a possible total of approxi- 
mately 8,500. The Union is the body recognised l,y 
the Ministry of Health for the purposes of the National 
ffealth Insurance Act oragnisation, and through the 
local statutory Pharmaceutical Committees it repre- 
sents the whole of the chemists on the insurance 
panel. It can and does, therefore, claim to speak lor 
those who carry on business under the Pharmacy Acts, 
and it is the only body which can speak; authoritatively 
from their particular point of view. 

2. Parliament first legislated for pharmacy more than 
seventy years ago, and the fact that the basic principles 
of such legislation are still in force - is evidence that 
such principles are fundamentally sound. The basis of 
that Act is the creation of an educated class of persons 
to be entrusted with the responsibility of distributing 
potent drugs. 

3. The Union submits that the continuation of that 
policy is the best method of securing the protection of 
the pubUc, and to make pharmacists mere dealers in 
drugs under mechanical safeguards and regulations 
would be a retrograde .step from the public interest 
point of view. 

4. In the opinion of the Union the regulations made 
under the Dangerous Diugs Acts depend too much upon 
irritating details and requirements with resultant 
annoyance and hindrance to the easy operation of the 
Acts. 

5. It is submitted that effective protection of the 
public can be obtained by securing the \yilling co-opera- 
tisn of the pharmacist in the administration of any such 
legislation. The Union claims that those who are carry- 
ing on busines under the Pharmacy Acts, oa the whole, 
are loyally obeying the spirit of the present Pharmacy 
law, often to their own financial detriment, as is evi- 
denced by the fact that it is the common practice of 
the profession to refuse sales of poisonous substances 
unless satisfied as to the intentions of the purchaser, 
even when such sales may be legally made. . . . 

Conditions Relating to the Sale of Poisons 

7. The retail sale of substances scheduled as poisons 
under the Pharmacy Acts is restricted to persons, firms 
and bodies corporate keeping open shop in accordance 
with the provisions of the Pharmacy Acts. The qualifi- 
cation of the pharmacist is the proper basis of the 
protection of the public, the other conditions imposed 
by the Pharmacy Acts and the regulations made there- 
under being intended to secure uniformity of procedure. 
In th? light of recent developments there appears to be 
a tendency to minimise the protection afforded b}' the 
qualified vendor and to attach too much importance to 
purely mechanical safeguards. 

8. The principal safeguard for the public is knowledge 
on the part of the vendor of the properties of the sab- 
stance which he is selling and the placing upon him of 
the responsibility for protecting the public when selling 



such substances, which he does by questions, warnings 
and advice. 

9. The attention of the Committee is directed towards 
the desirabiiity of increasing the number of scheduled 
substances. The existing schedules include only those 
drugs, etc., to which public attention has been directed. 
The scheduled and controlled poison of to-day is fre- 
quently the uncontrolled but potent drug of yesterday, 
e.g., diachylon, veronal, etc. 

10. The existing PoiSons Schedules are incomplete 
when regarded as lists of poisons the sale of which 
should be controlled, but when examined critically as 
to their completeness for the purpose of protecting the 
public from the unrestricted sale of dangerous sub- 
stances, they are obviously inadequate. Special atten- 
tion is therefore directed towards the desirability of 
extending the schedules to cover the following classes of 
drugs, chemicals, medicines, etc.; — 

Class (o) The Dangerous Crugs Acts poisons. 

. (6) Drugs sufficiently dangerous to require medical 
control. 

„ (c) The very potent Kpisons, such as strj'olmine. 

,, (d) Admixtures and preparations of or containing 
paisoiiie inoiuded in paragraphs (a), (6) and (c), 
aleo the less potent poisons. 

,, {e) Drugs and chemicals which, whilst not poisons 
from a toxioological point of view, are danger- 
ous by reason of their corrosive or other 
properties. 

,, (/) Drugs, medicines, etc., which, whilst not poisons, 
are active medicinaEy. 

11. The conditions under which the different classes 
of scheduled substances might be sold by retail to the 
public could be as follows ; — 

Class (a) and (6) Doctors' prescriptions. 

,, (c) Piu-ohaser to be known or introduced and seller to 
eatiafy himself as to the legitim'ate nature of the 
purchase. 

,, (d) Supplied labelled with full disclosure of poisonous 
ingredients. 

,, (e) Sunplied labelled with a suitable warning as to the 
nature of the substance a-nd the antidote. 

,, (/) Supplied witli instructions regarding dose and 
method of administration. 

All these would be labelled with the name and address 
of the seller, and in regard to Classes (a), (fc) and (c), 
records would be required. 

12. The sale of the above classes of drugs, chemicals, 
etc., should be restricted to persons qualified under the 
Pharmacy Acts, upon whom would rest the responsi- 
bOity of ensuring adequate knowledge on the part of 
the purchaser regarding the substance supplied. In fact, 
it is desirable that the Committee should review the 
scope of the duties imposed by law upon the qualified 
pharmacist with a view to greater use being made of 
his technical knowledge and skill for the protection of 
the public 

13. Scheduled substances, unless intended for internal 
use, to be supplied in containers distinguishable by 
touch. 

14. Preparations and substances intended for external 
use not to be supplied in plain white or green glass 
botles, e.g., medicine bottles. 

15. The attention of the Committee is drawn to the - 
risks arising from the practice of selling under one name 



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substances of varying strengths, with the object, where 
these weaker substances are sold by unregistered persons, 
of avoiding the provisions of the Poisons and Pharmacy 
Acts, e.g., lysol and substitutes, paregoric and substi- 
tutes, and disinfectants generally. 

16. The conditions under which drugs coming within 
the purview of the Dangerous Drugs Act are supplied 
could be simplified without loss of control over addiction 
by placing more trust in the qualified pharmacist. 
Practically the whole of the offences against the Danger- 
ous Drugs Acts committed by pharmacists are of a 
minor character and free from any moral blame, yet 
pharmacists are subject to the same penalties as the 
proprietor of an opium den and other persons engaged 
in the illicit traffic in these drugs. . . . 

17. The sale by wholesale of poisons and other sche- 
duled drugs should be clearly defined and sales should 
be limited to: — 

(o) Reg-ifitered medical practitioners, dentisU and veterinary 
surgeons. 

(&) Persons, firms and bodies corporate entitled to keep 
open shop for the sale of poLsons. 

(c) Persons, firms and bodies corporate licensed under the 

Dangerous Drugs Acts, 1920, to sell drugs by 
wholesale. 

(d) Persons, firms and bodies corporate not engaged in 

retailing drugs or medicines, but requiring the 
articles : 

(1) For the purpose of the trade, or profession of cuch 
person, firm or body. 

(2) For use in connection with a hospital, infirmai-y, 

dispensary or other similar institution under the 
control of .such persons, firms or bodies, 
(f) A Government Department or officer or local authority 
requiring the article in connection with the exercise 
of any statutory powers. 
(/) Teaching institutions and research laboratories. 

The foregoing provisions regarding wholesale sales are 
similar to those recently enacted in the Pharmacy and 
Poisons Act (Northern Ireland), 1925. 

18. In the public mterest emphasis is laid upon the 
reed of confining the sale of potent drugs, whether 
poisonous or otherwise, to persons who. having the 
necessary technical knowledge and skill to appreciate 
the dangerous properties of those drugs, are able to a 
considerable extent to check their misuse. 

Procedure for the Modification or Extension of the 
Schedule of Poisons to which the Acts Apply 

19. The present system of scheduling poisons is ex- 
tremely difficult to carry out in practice, and many sub- 
stances cannot be referred with certainty to the appropri- 
ate part of the Schedule. The attempt to schedule by 
classification has failed from the point of view of clarity. 
The alternative is to schedule item by item each drug 
or preparation to which the restrictions apply. This 
method may seem cumbersome, but it would be simpler 
and more definite and would leave pharmacists in no 
doubt as to the proper treatment of any particular 
substance. 

20. The preparation of such a Schedule should be 
entrusted to the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society, 
which body alone possesses the necessarv technical re- 
sources and is at present responsible. The sole power 
to amend, add to, or modify the Schedule by making 
regulations for this purpose should be vested in the 
Council of the Pharmaceutical SocietJ^ , . . 

System of Making and Enforcing Regulations in 
Regard to the Keeping, Selling and Dispensing 
of Poisons 

21. The Council of the Pharmaceutical Society is at 
present responsible for the making and enforcing of 
regulations for the keeping, selling and dispensing of 
poisons. . . . The Union, as a representative organisa- 
tion, is definitely of opinion that a body of practising 
pharmacists is the most suitable one for this purpose. 

22. As regards the enforcement of such regulations, 
pharmacists would stiongly resent regulations which 
gave a right of search and seizure on the part of the 
authorities in order to procure evidence of an offence, 
and the Union is definitely of opinion that only such 
regulations should be made as can be enforced without 



a right of search and seizure, and that the last persons 
to require regulations for the supply of poisons to the 
public are pharmacists. . In other words, no such regu- 
lations should be applied to pharmacists exclusively; 
any regulations made for the keeping of poisons should 
apply to the poisons in all circumstances and to all 
trades and professions in which they are used. 

23. The attention of the Committee is drawn to the 
fact that the regulations made under the Pharmacy Acrs 
regarding the storage of poisons apply only to persons 
specially qualified to handle them intelligently. Manu- 
facturers, wholesalers, etc., employing labour not neces- 
sarily qualified may store and compound these same 
poisons (except Dangerous Drugs Act drugs) absolutely 
without regulation or control. This is an extraordinaiy 
state of alfairs from the public point of view. Doctors 
are under no regulation regarding the keeping or storage 
of poisons, including Dangerous Drugs Act drugs, 
although by reason of their absorption in medical work, 
mechanical safeguards would seem to be particularly 
desirable in their case. Hospitals, dispensaries, etc., 
may keep their poisons (except Dangerous Drugs Act 
drugs) according to any system they think suitable. 

24. The regulation requiring Dangerous Drugs Act 
drugs to be kept by pharmacists in a locked receptacle 
is impracticable. If it has any justification at all, it is 
owing to the advent of the restrictions surrounding the 
sale of the drugs having given them a fictitious value 
which encourages theft, but the cases of theft hitherto 
recorded (if any) do not justify the inconvenience caused 
in ten thousand chemists' shops. Further, the presumed 
object of the regulations could be secured by requiring 
the drugs to be stored in places inaccessible to the 
public. In practice, a poison cupboard cannot be 
kept locked and the drugs cannot be kept in the cup- 
board during business hours. Combined with a right of 
search or inspection the provision regarding the locking 
of the poison cupboard could be made the subject of 
daily summonses under the Dangerous Drugs Acts be- 
cause when the cupboard is unlocked for business pur- 
poses and a bottle removed to the dispensing counter 
an offence is presumably committed, since the present 
regulations require the chemist to " keep " the drugs 
in a locked receptacle. 

25. The selling and dispensing of poisons should be 
confined absolutely to pharmacists, and only in rural 
areas or emergencies should doctors dispense poisons. 
The fact that there is no legal control in a doctor's 
surgery in regard to: — (a) the keeping and storage of 
poisons; (b) the standard of drugs used; (c) the correct- 
ness of scales, weights and measures; (d) the actual dis- 
pensing of the poisons, all of which are under legal 
control in a pharmacy, is a sufficient reason without 
reference to the difficulties which arise regarding certifi- 
cation of the cause of death if a mistake is made in a 
doctor's surgery when dispensing. 

Central Authority for the Purposes of the Act 

26. Those engaged in retail pharmacy are decidedly of 
opinion that there should be one central authority re- 
sponsible for all regulations governing the practice of 
pharmacy. The present dual control of certain drugs 
and the detailed regulations which have to be observed 
are very irksome and confusing. Under various Acts of 
Parliament practically every department of state is inter- 
ested in one way or another in the business of the 
pharmacist, and any reorganisation which will simplify 
matters will be welcomed by pharmacists. . . . 
[27, see 21] 

28. Given the necessary powers under suitable condi- 
tions, the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society could 
carry out the duties imposed upon it as a central 
authority without cost to the State, whereas any alterna- 
tive means additional expense. 

Other Matters to Which the Attention of the 
Committee is Respectfully Drawn 

29. That it would be in the best interests of the public 
if the sale and dispensing of all drugs and medicines 
for human use, and the right to keep open shop for the 
purpose of selling and dispensing medicines, were 



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restricted to persons, firms and bodies corporate qualified 
to do so under the Pharmacy Acts. 

30. That the careless retail sale of corrosive and other 
dangerous substances by persons who are ignorant of 
their properties, and the dangers attaching to their use, 
is a menace to the safety of the public, and that the 
sale of such substances should be restricted to persons 
qualified under the Pliarmacy Acts. Evidence of the 
necessity for this control is found in the fact that spirit 
of salt, the sale of which is not confined to chemists, is 
responsible for more deaths than any other substance. 

31. That the use of misleading titles such as " Phar- 
macy," "Drug Store," ""Medical Hall," etc., by un- 
qualified persons gives to the public a false impression 
of qualification and should be made illegal. 

Supplementary Memorandum Regarding the 
Central Authority for the Purpose of Ad- 
ministering the Poisons and Pharmacy Acts 

The Executive of the Retail Pharmacists' Union under- 
stand that the Departmental Committee are receiving 
supplementary evidence regarding Item 4 of the Com- 
mittee's terms of reference, and that this evidence is of 
such a character as to make it necessary for the Execu- 
tive of the Union to reiterate, emphasise and elaborate 
the evidence they have already given in this connection. 

The original memorandum of evidence submitted by 
the Retail Pharmacists' Union on the Cential Authority 
for the purposes of the Act contained the following 
paragraphs [26-28 inclusive] . The witnesses represent- 
ing the Union, when giving oral evidence, endeavoured 
to make it clear that the opinions expressed in the three 
paragraphs . . . represented their ideal as a method of 
governance for a professional body. 

If, however, the Committee feels that a method of 
government and control more directly under the super- 
vision of the State is necessary, they submit the follow- 
ing modified suggestions, which, in the opinion of the 
Union, provide the best solution of the difficulty of 
reconciling the ideal with the practical and public 
requirements : — 

(1) That owing to the impracticability of dividing the 
regulation of the sale of jjoisons from the regulation of the 
practice of pharmacy, it is desirable there should be only 
one central authority responsible for drafting all regulations 
governing the practice of pharmacy, including the keeping, 
selling and dispensing of poisons. 

(2) That the composition of the Council of the Society 
should be amended by introducing a proportion of Pharma- 
ceutical representatives nominated by a department of state 
and representatives of all the departments of state vitally 
interested in the administration of the Poisons and 
Pharmacy Acts. 

(3) That the Council should then be the only body entrusted 
with the drafting of regulations governing the piractice of 
pharmacy and the administration of the Poisons and 
Pharmacy Acts. That its revised constitution would remove 
any objections which might be entertained from the public 
point of view regarding the exercising of these functions, 
and that it would be a suitable body for drafting regula- 
tions under the Dangerous Drugs Act so far as tlie dispens- 
ing of tliose drug* is concerned. 

(4) That the. Council of the Society appointed in this way 
should make draft regulations for submission to a depart- 
ment of state, which department would be responsible for 
making- the necessary statutory rules and orders. 

(5) That the voluntary membership of the Pharmaceutical 
Society should be abolished if this change in the composi- 
tion of the Council is adopted, and in place of voluntary 
membership every pharmacist on tlie register should be 
required to pay an annual registration fee giving voting 
rights in connection with the election of a portion Oif the 
Council. 

(6) That the foregoing changes in the Council and the 
constitution of the Pharmaceutical Society could be carded 
out without any cost to the State, and that no additicffial 
financial burden need be imposed either on pharmacists or 
the public for this method of administering the Pojsons and 
Pharmacy Acts. That the revenues to which the Society 
Avould be' entitled would provide for any payments necessary 
in. connection with the statutory duties of the Council, and 
the attendance upon it of nominated representatives for 
whose services it would be necessary to make some financial 
provision. That these changes could be effected with the 
minimimi of legislation and trouble to everyone concerned. 



The Executive of the Union is satisfied that the recou- 
stitution of the Pharm.aceutical Council in this manner 
would be an advantage from every point of view, and 
that there is nothing in the Council's present work in 
connection with which the assistance and advice of the 
nominated representatives upon the Council would not 
be valuable. In fact, at the present time the duties of 
the Pharmaceutical Council in every direction are very 
similar to those of a public authority entrusted with 
particular functions and administrative powers. 

The work of the Society and its Council is carried on 
in regard to pharmacy as a calling. In fact, the indi- 
vidual interests of members are dealt with only in rela- 
tion to the Society's obligations on behalf of pharmacy 
generally, and its duties under the Pharmacy Acts. 

For these reasons the Executive of the Union, speaking 
on behalf of retail chemists, states emphatically that 
there is no need for the creation of a new body for 
the making of regulations in connection with the sale of 
poisons. They are hoping that the outcome of the 
present inquiry will be a simplification of the existing 
state of things, and they reiterate that such simplifica- 
tion can only be obtained by having one central 
authority for the purpose of drafting all regulations con- 
nected with the dispensing and sale of poisons and the 
practice of pharmacy. 



Kratom Eaters 

Frcjm Kratom leaves (Mitragyne speciosa), used for 
chewing in Peninsular Siam and in Bangkok, an alka- 
loid, mitragynine, was isolated in 1921 in Edinburgh, 
and, states Mr. A. Marcan, F.I.C., in the fourth report 
of the Government Laboratory, Siam, further supplies 
have been furnished of M. speciosa, M. diversifolia, var. 
n'dcrophylla , to the Department of Medical Chemistry 
of the University of Edinburgh for investigation. 

The chevving of kratom leaves is habit-forming; the 
drug is a restorative and enables the addict to endure 
great fatigue and exposure to torrid heat. The peasants 
who chew kratom are those who do arduous work, as 
elephant drivers, collectors of jungle produce, boatmen, 
but the habit is stated not to be harmful since a kratom 
eater does not change his character. The habit is 
avoided by the educated. Addicts are usually tliin, 
with distended stomachs, dark lips, dry skin, unhealthy 
complexions. They particularly dislike exposure to 
rain, and are sensitive to cold, but are noted for their 
ability to endure hard work under great heat. The 
number of leaves chewed per day is given as from ten 
to thirty, taken three times a day. Water is drunk 
after chewing, and for arduous or prolonged work the 
dose is frequently increased. A fresh leaf has an aver- 
age weight of 1.7 gm. and 0.43 gm. when dried. The 
mitragynine content is 0.2 per cent., so that twenty 
leaves would contain aboiit 17 mgm. of alkaloid. Wlien 
an unusually large number of leaves is chewed, vomiting 
may be induced, vertigo and numbness of the body, and 
twitching of the extremities. One hundred leaves cost 
5 satang (approximately one penny), but in Bangkok, 
where the supply is limited and the habit less common, 
the price is double. 

Supplies are vital, to addicts, but the cultivation is 
simple. Kratom eaters cannot remain without supplies, 
and if a temporary absence is enforced, dried leaves are 
carried, which are equally effective, in spite of the 
inferior flavour. Cut off from supplies of the material 
the addict becomes very weak. It is assumed that 
there is a considerable surplus supply, but it is not 
thought that the plant is native to Siam. Dried leaves 
may be kept for six months. 

The adventures of a word. — " A fashionable school 
celebrating Empire Day with proper pomp. A small 
crowd watches distinguished arrivals. iThree cars drive 
into the courtyard, filled with charming girls in fancy 
array. ' MummJ^ what are they? ' asked a small 
boy. ' Them? ' replies mother, a pleasant working 
woman. ' Oh, them's going to be tabloids! ' " — " The 
Morning Post." 



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Insurance Act Dispensing 

Record of Matters concerning Chemists' Interests in the National Health Insurance Acts 



Medical Benefit Amendment Regulations 

Draft Regulations, dated May 20, 1930, have been 
issued by the Ministry of Health (Stationery 'Office, id. ) 
with regard to the issue of medical certificates by insur- 
ance practitioners to their patients and the question of 
the supply of drugs and appliances, payment for which 
may not be allowed. The report of the Advisory Com- 
mittee appointed to consider the question of doubtful 
drugs and appliances was given in our issue of 
February 22 (p. 227). The clauses of the draft regula- 
tions of interest to chemists are as follows: — 

4. — (1) Any question whether a .substance or article sup- 
plied by a chemist or an insurance practitioner mider 
the principal Regulations to an insured person was a 
drag or an appliance forming- part of medical benefit 
shall, if the practitioner concerned so desires in accord- 
ance with Article 5 of these Regulations, and may in any 
other case in which a Committee or the Minister think 
fit. bo referred tO' the Panel Committee. 

(2) The Panel Committee shall furnish the practitioner 
concerned with a statement indicating the nature of the 
question referred to them under this Article, and shall 
afford him reasonable opportunity of appearing before and 
being heard by them, or, if he thinks fit. of submitting 
to them any statement in writing. 

The Panel Committee shall further consider any repre- 
sentations made to them on the question by the Phar- 
maceutical Committee, the Committee, or the Minister, 
.and, if the practitioner appears before and is heard by 
them shall aff^ord an opportunity to a representativo 
of ,the^ Pharmaceutical Committee, the Committee, and 
the Minister of appearing before and being heard by 
them. 

(3) The Panel Committee slrall inform the practitioner, 
the Pharmaceutical Committee, the Committee, and the 
Minister. ^ of the finding at which they have arrived on 
the question referred to them. 

(4) If the practitioner, the Pharmaceutical Committee, 
or the Committee are di-ssatisfied Avith the finding of the 
Panel Committee, and inform the Minister accordingly 
within orie month from the date on which the notice of 
the Panel Committee's finding was received, the question 
shall be referred for decision to referees nominated by the 
Minister under this Article, and if the Minister is dis- 
satisfied with _the finding of the Panel Committee he 
m.ay, if he thinks fit. refer the question for decision to 
referees so nominated. 

_ (5) For the purpose of oblainiug a decision on any ques- 
tion arising tmder paragraph (4) of this Article ihe' Minis- 
ter shall, upon any such qucistion arising, nominate as 
referees a person _ or persons (not exceeding three in 
number and not being an officer or officers of tlio Minis- 
try) of whom at least one shall be a medical practitioner. 
The referees may decide any question coming before them 
by a majority, but, subject aa aforesaid, their procedure 
shall bo such as they may from time to time determine. 

5. — (1) If it appears to a Committee that any substance 
or article supplied to an insured person on a prescription 
issued by a practitioner on an official form or at the 
expense of the Practitioners' Drugs Accoiuit was not a 
drug or an appliance forming part of medical benefit, the 
Committee shall recover from the practitioner, by deduc- 
tion from his remuneration or otherwise, an amount 
calculated in the manner provided in paragi-aph (2) of this 
Article : 

Provided that before recovering any such amount the 
Committee shall, unless it has already been decided in 
accordance with _ Article 4 of these Regulations that the 
substance or article supplied in that case was not such 
a drug or appliance, bring the question tc the practi- 
tioner's notice in writing and inquire whether he desires 
it to be referred for decision tnider that Article; and if 
the practitioner within one week after the receipt of such 
notice informs the Committee that he desires the ques- 
tion to be so referred, the Committee shall refer it to 
the Panel Committee, and the provisions of Article 4 shall 
apply accordingly 

(2) For the purpose of paragraph (1) of this Article 
the amount to be recovered in respect of the supply of 
any substance or article shall be a sum calcidated in the 
manner set forth in the Drug Tariff : 



Provided that if any substance which was net a drug 
was an ingredient in a preparation of which other 
ingredients were drugs, the amount to be recovered shall 
bo the price of that substance calculated in the manner 
set forth in tho Drug- Tariff, together with half the amount 
of the dispensing fee payable in respect of the supply 
of the preparation. 

(3) Any moneys recovered by a Committee under this 
Article shall be paid into the Chemists' Fund or tlie 
Practitioners' Drugs Account as the case may bo. 



In a memorandum recently submitted to the Smeth- 
wick Insurance Committee, objection was taken to the 
Advisory Committee's suggestions. It was urged that a 
practitioner would not wittingly prescribe an article or 
substance which has been definitely precluded; that if 
certain appliances, substances, and preparations are 
definitely precluded it is very desirable that insured 
persons should not in any circumstances receive them, 
and it must surely be regarded as a defect of adminis- 
tration if they are permitted to do so; that it n;ay be 
as long as ten weeks after a prescription is issued before 
the Insurance Committee is in a position to notify the 
practitioner of his error, and during that period he 
might repeat the error many times, and that if an 
insured person obtains a particular article or preparation 
as a result of an inadvertence on the part of his doctor, 
and other insured persons are refused such article or 
preparation by other doctors, this is likely to act with 
detriment to the doctors who have refrained from 
ordering or have refused them. 



Local Reports 

ENGLAND AND WALES 

Essex. — The quarterly meeting of the Esse.x Insurance 
Committee was held recentl5^ The Finance Subcom- 
mittee reported that the chemists' fund for 1929, as 
determined by the Ministry, is sufficient to enable pay- 
ment to be made in full. The Pharmaceutical Distri- 
bution Committee have recommended that during the 
first six months of this year payment to chemists in 
respect of ingredient costs should be made in full, and 
that advances in respect of dispensing fees should be at 
the rate of 05 per cent. The Minister has accepted this 
recommendation. The Medical Benefit Subcommittee 
submitted statistics, including the following, relating to 
prescriptions dispensed during the years 1923 to 1929: — 





Total No. 








of persons 


No. of 






on panel 


prescriptions 


Total cost 


1923 ... 


228,367 


785,915 


£28,831 


1924 ... 


232,178 


893,863 


£33,599 


1925 ... 


243,410 


979,236 


£36.335 


1926 ... 


256,559 


1,081,619 


£40,565 


1927 ... 


272.183 


1,270,982 


£46.360 


1928 ... 


286.550 


1,242,572 


£44.987 


1929 ... 


305,776 


1,386.835 


£49,051 



Middlesex. — At a meeting of the Pharmaceutical Com- 
mittee, held recently, Mr. A. W. Hall in the chair, 
it was reported that a list of corrections to the National 
Insurance Formulary had been prepared. It was decided 
to confirm the action taken in connection with the adop- 
tion of the national scheme for the testing of dispensing. 
The supervisor's report included: — 

Ingredient Dispensing 

No. of value fees 

1930 prescription.; £ e. d. £ e. d. 

February 190,421 2,966 13 1 3,473 2 8 

March ' 205,145 3,123 12 0 3,750 6 2 

Articles disallowed during January, February and 
March numbered sixtv-five, including brushes, a pneu- 
monia jacket, eye shades, trusses, nasal douches, a 
SDutum pot, oxidised zinc felt, Plasmona, and 
Roboleine. 



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Corner for Students 

Conducted by Leonard Dobbin, Ph.D. 

Communications should be addressed " Corner for Students, 
' The Chemist and Druggist," 28 Essex Street, London, W.C.2." 



Report on the May Analytical Exercise 

The powder distributed to students on May 6 contained 
one part by weight of stannous chloride and four parts 
of barium carbonate. The calculated composition of 
such a mixture is : — 



Ba 


55-7 


CI 


6.3 


CO3 


24.3 


H,0 


3-2 



100.0 

There was also present, as impurity, a distinct trace 
of the sulphuric acid radical. Samples of the powder 
were distributed to nineteen students, but only six 
reports were received for examination. Tin was missed 
by three students and barium by two, while the hydro- 
chloric and the carbonic acid radicals were missed by 
one each. In two cases the evolution of water wiien 
the powder was heated in a dry tube was not reported. 

As regards its main constituents, the analysis of this 
mixture was a comparatively simple matter, but the 
proof that the portion of the powder which did not 
dissolve in dilute acids consisted of barium sulphate 
was difficult in view of the fact that the total quantity 
of this available for examination was, at best, rather 
small. In more than one instance the powder was 
described as entirely soluble in hydrochloric acid, but 
this was not correct, since the solution remained slightly 
cloudy even after prolonged boiling. Those who re- 
ported the sulphuric acid radical as a trace, gave as 
evidence the production of a precipitate of barium sul- 
phate on the addition of barium chloride to a portion 
of the sodium carbonate extract which had been acidi- 
fied with hydrochloric acid, but this was not altogether 
convincing in absence of proof that the sodium carbo- 
nate employed was free from the traces of sulphate 
which accompany it in most commercial samples. 

The mos; important matter connected with the 
reports submitted was the failure by one half of the 
writers to detect the tin. These failures resulted from 
the non-appearance of any sulphide precipitate when 
hydrogen sulphide was passed into the original solutions 
in hydrochloric acid. This was doubtless due to the 
solutions having contained too much free hydrochloric 
acid, with possibly the added condition of having been 
still hot. Students who are learning the solubility rela- 
tions of the copper and arsenic group sulphides must 
note carefully that the sulphides of lead, bismuth and 
cadmium dissolve with comparative readiness in mode- 
rately concentrated hydrochloric acid, especially at an 
elevated temperature, and that both sulphides of tin 
(stannous and stannic), as well as antimonious sulphide, 
share this character to a certain extent, so that the 
presence of too concentrated acid must be avoided either 
by dilution or by evaporation and subsequent dilution, 
with water while the solution should be cold at the 
time of the final passing of the hydrogen sulphide. 

The failure of some students to obtain any precipitate 
r on adding ammonium carbonate, thereby missing the 
barium, presents a problem for which we are not able 
to supply the explanation. 

Prizes 

The First Prize for the best analysis has been awarded 
to:-— 

R. W. Fairbrother, I South Parade, Melton 
Mowbray. 

The Second Prize has been awarded to: — 

E. H. Tutty; c/o Kemp & Elmitt, Lincoln. 

First Prize. — Any scientific book that is published at 
a price not greatly excedinsr fifteen shillings may he 
taken as a first prize. 



Second Prize. — Any scientific book which is sold for 
about seven shillings and sixpence may be taken as a 
second prize. 

The students to whom prizes are awarded are 
requested to write at once to the publisher, naming the 
book or books they select. 

Marks Avv^arded for Analyses 

R. W. Fairbrother (ist Norvic 02 

Prize) ... ... (^6 Engineer ... ... 47 

E. H. Tutty (2nd Live and Learn ... 38 

Prize ... ... 95 W. P. Hutchinson ... 22 

To Correspondents 

Norvic. — It was not sufficient to prove the presence 
of tin in the solution of the hydrogen sulphide precipi- 
tate in sodium hydroxide and ammonium sulphide. The 
absence of arsenic and antimony should also have been 
proved. Do not overlook the fact that the dark colour 
of stannous sulphide might obscure the yellow or oranije 
of arsenious or antimony sulphide if the latter were 
present in small proportion only. 

Engineer. — The reactions which led you to report the 
presence of aluminium and of zinc were due to the tin 
which had escaped precipitation by hydrogen sulphide. 
It is rem^arkable that you did not observe any precipitate 
on adding ammonium carbonate as group reagent for the 
barium group. 

Live and Learn. — ^The green flame coloration you 
observed was due to barium and not to a borate. Ordi- 
narily it would be difficult, and sometimes it might be 
impossible, to distinguish between boric acid and a 
borate in a general mixture, while usually there would 
be little point in the endeavour to do so. Potassium 
chroma te is only used as a reagent to test for barium 
after the latter has been precipitated as carbonate by 
ammonium carbonate as group reagent and the precipi- 
tate has been dissolved in acetic acid. Since barium 
chromate is dissolved by hydrochloric acid, no precipi- 
tate will be produced on adding potassium chromate 
to a solution containing that acid; but when ammonia is 
added the acid is neutralised and a precipitate is formed. 

W. P. Hutchinson. — The formation of a precipitate 
on the addition of calcium chloride to a portion of the 
sodium carbonate extract for acidic radicals must have 
been due to the solution having been incompletely 
neutralised, and so yielding a precipitate of calcium 
carbonate. Since the mixture was to contain onlj' in- 
organic acidic radicals, oxalate, tartrate and citrate were 
not to be tested for. Read also the repl}^ to 
" Engineer." 



*** The competitions in this Corner are now discon- 
tinued until October. 



Co-operative Societies' drug departme.nts. — Coven- 
try Co-operative Society reports an increase in turnover 
in the drug department during the past half-year of 
68.95 per cent, compared with the corresponding period 
of last year. Coalville Co-operative Society, however, 
reports a decrease during the past three months of about 
12 per cent. 

Increasing specialisation in medicine. — " The brass 
plates have decreased in size, but greatly increased in 
number; a census shows that the 120 of 1880 have 
been replaced by 954 in 1930. While the medical 
population of London (and the same is true of the pro- 
vinces) has only a little more than doubled its num- 
bers in the last fifty years, the army of specialists, in 
the three streets already specified, has undergone an 
almost eightfold increase. . . . How specialisation has 
sped may also be seen from the fact that the Royal 
Society of Medicine finds it necessary to divide its pro- 
ceedings into twenty- four sections. In our three streets 
we should certainly have to carry the subdivision 
farther and recognise about thirty-fiv'e branches of 
special practice in place of a bare ten of fifty years 
ago." — From the Annual Oration of the Medical Society 
of London, delivered on May 12 by Sir Arthur Keith. 



June 7, 1930 ThE ChEMIST AND DrUGGIST 705 



Trade Report 

The prices given in this section are those obtained by im- 
porters or manufacturers for bulk quantities or original 
packages. To these prices various charges have to be 
added, whereby values are in many Instances greatly 
augmented before wholesale dealers receive the goods 
into stock, after which much expense may be Incurred 
in garbling, packing, etc. Qualities of chemicals, drugs, 
essential and fixed oils, and many other commodities 
vary greatly, and higher prices than those here quoted are 
charged for selected qualities of natural products even 
in bulk quantities. 

28 Essex Street, W.C.2, June 5 

Thebe has been no increase in trading- in Mincing Lane 
produce this week ; business in sugar was rather more 
animat-ed, due to signs of stocks in distributors' hands 
requiring replenishing. Tliere has been a headlong decline 
in the price of bar silver to new low records down to 
155-^d. per oz. on Wednesday, -which is adding to the 
difficulties in certain markets for Eastern produce, while 
China's export trade has become the more handicapped. 
In spices, business has been quieter, but pepper was 
fairly well sustained. Rubber collapsed to as low as 6|d. 
on the spot, rallying only sligihtly. Among phar- 
maceutical chemicals, business is without improve- 
ment, and the quoted rates of a number of items 
continue to be discounted, where a fair-sized quantity is 
involved. Citric acid, tartaric acid and cream of tai-tar 
continue weak. Hydroquinone has been in good demand. 
Quiet markets continue to be repoi-ted among industrial 
chemicals in most instances; quoted prices are being main- 
tained, but these are by no means firm. In the fixed oils 
group, business has remained quiet throughout, with a 
number of reductions in values, including a sharp decline 
in palm oils, which have reached a very low level. Castor 
and soya oils are slightly easier ; Hankow wood is lower. 
Lubricating oils are easy. Among the metal group, Chinese 
legulus antimony is lower, having been affected by the sharp 
slump in silver. Bismuth has been in more demand at last 
week's reduction; cadmium is easier under excessive sup- 
plieis and restricted demand. Mei-cury in outside hands has 
stiffened somewhat, and a fairly considerable spot business 
has been done. In crude drugs there is little to report. 
Menthol and Japanese peppermint oil are easier. Higher 
forward prices have been quoted for Kordofan acacia, but 
there has been no response here ; spot prices are rather 
easier. Norwegian cod-liver oil is quiet. The Finmarken 
fishing has now closed. Belgian chamomiles and ergot are 
eaiier. 



Firmer 


Easier 


Lower 


Agar agar (o.i.f.) 


Cadmium 


Antimony (Ch. reg.) 


Mercury (see. hands) 


Castor oil (Englisli) 


Chamomiles (Belg.) 


Pepper (wliite Muntok) 


Farina 


Ergot 


Pimento 


Formaliieliyde 


Palm oils 




Gum acacia (spot) 


Rubber 




lieraon oil 


Shellac 




Menthol 


^Yood oil 




Naphthas (solvent) 






Peppermint oil (Jp.) 






Soya oil 






Turpentine 





Cablegram 

Behgen, June 4. — The catch of cod since the opening of 
the season now amounts to 60,734,000, against 76.962.000 at 
the sanie date last year. The yield of steam-refined cod- 
liver oil is 77,703 hectol., against 89.533 hectol., at the same 
date last year. The market is quiet and the fishing at 
Finmarken is considered finislied. 

Crude Drugs, etc. 

Aconite koot on the spot is quoted at 75s., and to come 
forward at 70s. c.i.f. 

Ag.\e-agar is unchanged on the spot, but forward ship- 
ment is a little higher. Kobe No. 1 is 3s. Q^d. c.i.f. ; Kobe 
No. 2, 3s. 7d.; and Yokohama, 3s. Bid. c.i.f. 

Alk.\net.— Prime Hungarian is quoted at 44(5. c.i.f. 

Aloes. — Curagao on the spot varies from 115s. to 135s. 
according to quality; t.q. for shipment is quoted at IIO3 
c.i.f. Cape is unchanged at 41s. 6d. per cwt. for good No. 1, 
and 39s. 6d. for No. 2. 



ANiniONY. — The market for Chinese rcgulus has been 
rather badly upset by the sharp slump in silver to the 
astonishingly low record of 16f,id. per oz. on Tuesday. Tlie 
forward market for antimony for shipment has been very 
erratic and quotations are now at around £23 15s., whicli 
shows a considerable drop, while spot parcels are quoted 
£27 10s. to £27. There has been, however,, no change in 
English regulus, which ranged from £46 10s. down to £40 per 
ton according to brand. Ciiinese crude is quite nominal at 
about £22 10s. Chinese white oxide may be called £30 10s. 
to £31. 

Belladonna. — Hoot, testing 0.69 per cent., is offered to 
come forward at 57s. 6d. c.i.f., and on the spot 0.5 is quoted 
at 54s. Leaves are 60s. c.i.f. 

Bismuth. — It was reported that considerably more buying 
had been attracted at the recent reduction in price to 4s. 
per lb. as quoted by the Syndicate for at least five-cwt. lots. 

Cadmiuh. — Under the continuation of somewhat excessive 
supplies- and a rather restricted demand the undertone of 
the market has been somewhat easier again, while Ainerican 
parcels have been offering at somewhat below the terms 
quoted for Canadian and Australian metal, which range 
from 36. 8d. to 3s. 9d. 

Cardaiioiis. — At auction on May 29 143 packages offered, 
of which about 40 sold at barely steady rates, comprising 
Oeylon-Mysore, medium to boild palish, at 5s. ; medium 
dullish, 3s. 9d. ; bold brown and splits, 4s. 9d. to 5s. Id. ; 
medium ditto, 3s. lOd. to 4s. Id.; small, 2s. 9d. to 3s. 6d. ; 
bold specky Indian, 3ts. 6d. per lb. 

Chamomiles. — Belgian white flowei-s have declined by 5.5. 
per cwt. on the spot, and offers now range from 215<3. to 2203. 
according to colour. 

Cloves. — Zanzibar are quiet on the spot at ll^d. Sale; 
for shipment comprise May-July at lid. per lb. c.i.f., with 
sellers of August-October at lljd. per lb. c.i.f. 

The landings in London of Zanzibar during the week ended 
May 31 were 500, and the deliveries 121, leaving a stock of 1,658, 
against 1,863 in 1929, and 11,393 bales in 1928. The landings in 
London from January 1 to May 31 have been 5,845, against 4,070 
in 1929, and the deliveries 4,204, against 4,594 in 1929 

CoD-LlvEB oil remains quiet. The Finmarken fishing- is 
now practically closed and has proved vei"y disappointing. 
ITie deficiency to date compared with that of last year as 
10,650 barrels. The production of oil this season has been 
77,073 hectol., against 90,056 hectol., last year. 

Choton oil on the spot is quoted at ISs. per lb. There 
has been some inquiry for seed, but this is vei'y cearce 
with none offering. 

Digitalis. — Leaves of D. -purpurea are offered at from 45s. 
to 553. c.i.f. according to quality. I), lanata leaves, good 
green, are offered at Is. 6d. per lb. c.i.f. 

Eegot. — For forward delivery, June shipment of good 
sound Russian is offered at lOjd., with spot holders quoting 
good sound at lid. to lljd. Spanisli is a shade cheaper at 
Is. 4d. spot and at la. 6d. c.i.f., and Portuguese at Is. 4d. 
c.i.f., the Continent offering at easier rates. 

GiNGEH. — West African is cpiiet, with spot sellers at 41s. 
per cwt., and to arrive 38s. per cwt. c.i.f. is quoted. Washed 
rough Cochin is 67s. 6d. ; Calicut, 70s. ; Cochin " B " cut, 
130s. ; " C," 87s. 6d. ; small Jamaica, 58s. to 60s. ; and bold, 
80s. to 90s. per cwt. 

Gum .4CACIA. — During the past few days some shippers have 
raised their prices for forward shipment, but the market 
has in no way resxronded. Spot is, if anything, on the 
weaker sidcj and cleaned Kordofan is freely offered at from 
70s. to 72s. 6d. i3er cwt., and natural at 67s. 6d. Demand, 
however, is quite hand to mouth, and forward business is 
impossible at the higher prices asked. Tallia is 40$. spot 
and 28s. to 30s. c.i.f. Good No. 1 bleached Kordofan is 
.scarce at from 155s. to 160s. on the spot. 

Honey is quiet, but there has been fair business done 
since the sales around the public auction prices. There 
have been one or two fresh arrivals of Jamaica, but holders 
are inclined to keep values around present quotations. 

Ipecacuanha. — Spot prices for Matto Grosso are easy at 
from lis. to lis. 3d. per lb. 

Kola. — Market for West Indian is inclined to be firm: 
goad bright Jamaica are at from 3-|d. to 4d., and St. Lucia 
SJd. West African are quiet, and good stocks are held both 
in London and Liverpool ; 2|d. to 33d. is quoted as to 
colour. 

Magxesiuii. — There is a fairly active demand going on for 
British and quotations for ingots, slicks and bars vary from 
about 2s. lOd. up to 3s. 3d. per lb. according to specification. 
Quotations for ribbon are at 136. to 15s., for wire at 10s. 6d. 
to 12-;. 6d., and powder 6s. 6d. to 7e. 6d. according to 
quantity. 



706 



The Chemist and Druggist 



June 7, 1930 



Menthol i, the turn weaker, offering at from 15s. to 
15s. 3d. per lb. on the spot, as to brand, and for forward 
shipment 15s. c.i.f. is quoted. 

MeectjKY. — There has been quite a fair improvement in 
the demand within the past week or so and it is understood 
that a considerable business has been put through on the 
spot in lots varying from ten to 20 and even 50 bottles. 
Official quotations remain as before at £22 6s. to £22 2s. 6d. 
net per bottle according to quantity. Inquiries for ship- 
ment, however, are very few, while consumei's seem content 
to cover their needs from hand tc mouth. In the outside 
market merchant interests have stiffened their terms, which 
range from about £22 to £22 5s. per bottle net, which 's 
fairly well in line with the set of official quotations given. 
There seems to be a fair amoimt of stock ava.ilable on the 
spot and additional parcels are expected from Spain shortly, 

Peppeh has been easier but steady. Singapore is lOid. 
per lb. on the spot, with June-July shipment at 9|d. 
c.i.f. Lampong is lOld. spot. Sales for shipment^ include 
April-June at lOJd., May-July at lOd., and August-October 
at 9id. to 9id. to 9^d. to 9id. Tellicherry is llid. .spot, 
and Alleppy lid. per lb. spot. White Muntok is firmer at 
Is. 2d., afloat is Is. Igd-, and to arrive April-June ship- 
ment is quoted at Is. Ogd. Sales for shipment include 
May-July at Is. 0|d. t» Is. Ofd. to Is. Oid., and August- 
October at Is. Ofd. to Is. Did. to Is. to Is. Ojd. c.i.f. 

Pimento is dearer at S^d. per lb. spot. For July-August 
shipment 75s. c.i.f. is quoted, with sellers of August- 
October at i70s. c.i.f. 

Rubber is again fractionally easier on the week, spot 
closing with buyers at 6|d. per lb. The market remains 
very duU, and it is worthy of note that at one time spot 
fell to bigd. per lb. This, in fact, is the lowest price 
on record for plantation spot rubber, and was predicted 
hy us a few weeks previously. The only salvation to this 
market appears to be a Avholesale reduction in the cost of 
production, as even ■at the present time far too many 
companies show too high a cost in comparison to the 
low level of prices at present being secured. Last week 
arrivals totalled 1,893 tons, whilst deliveries were 1,648 
tons, showing a further increase of 245 tons in the stocks. 
Tlie London stock now stands at 77,198 tons, against 
31,539 tons at the corresponding period last year. The 
Liverpool stock now stands at 25,526 tons. Quotations 
(Wednesday, 5 p.m.) : No. 1^ standard ribbed smoked sheet, 
spot and June, 6id. ; July-September, 64d. ; October- 
December, 7d. per lb. 

Sahsap,\rilla. — Native Jamaica has been selling fairly well 
of late, and nothing much seems available at under Is. 7d. 
per lb. for any quality of native. 

Seeds. — Anise. — Spanish is 576 . 6d. and Russian 31s. per 
cwt. on the spot. Canahi is very quiet. Mazagan on spot 
is unchanged at 27s. 6d. ; Tangier is 26s. 6d., and Morocco 
ff.a.q. 4 per cent.) is 25s. 6d. spot. Cumin.— Market dull, 
Malta is 70s. for sifted and f.a.q. 65s. spot. Morocco 
remains at 576. 6d. spot. New crop is now quoted at 50s. 
c.i.f. Fenugheek. — Business in new crop for July-August 
shipment has been done at 14s. 6d. c.i.f. for a large quan- 
tity. The spot price is 18s. 6d. Coriandeh.— No business is 
passing. Spot is 7s. 6d. to 8s., and for shipment 9s. 6d. c.i.f. 
is quoted. Caraway. — Dutch is offered at 37s. 6d. on the 
spot, and f.o.b. Rotterdam is 34s. 9d. Dill. — Indian (11 per 
cent, is 21s. 6d. on the spot. Mustard. — English is 26s. to 
31s per cwt. according to quality. 

Senega is quiet : on the spot. 3s. is quoted, and c.i.t. 
values ai-e at from 2s. 9d. to 26. lOd., but buyers are holding 
off in the hope of lower values. 

Shellac is quiet and lower at 125s. per cwt. spot for 
usual standard orange TN ; fine orange is 140s. to 225s., 
pure button 150s. to 155s., and AC cakey at 132s. 6d. To 
arrive sellers of June-July quote 110s. c.i.f. Sales for 
delivery include August at 114s. to 114s. 6d. to 113s. c.i.f.; 
and October at 121s. to 117s. 6d. 

Turmeric. — Madras finger for July-August shipment is 
offered at 25s. c.i.f. 

AVax (bees') is depressed. Genuine Russian is easy at 
£6 5s. to £6 7s. 6d. on the spot. Benguela is £6_ 10s., and 
Abyssinian at from £6 10s. to £6 12s. 6d. spot as"to size of 
order. 

Essential Oils 

The market is still lifeless. Star anise has had some 
inquiry, however, but little business has been done, and 
spot stocks are still low. There are some offers of Tonkin 
oil. Geranium Bourbon is weak. Lemon is easier. 
American peppermint is dull, and Japanese dementholised 
is easier on the spot. 



Anise (star) has met with a good inquiry but few orders. 
Chinese star (" Red Ship ") is 5s. 3d. per lb. for leads, and 
5s. for tins, on the spot, widi an isolated offer for ship- 
ment' of 3s. lOid. per lb. c.i.f. in leads. Tonkin oil is 
offered to arrive in drums (about 420 lb. eacli) at 3s. 3d. 
c.i.f. for forward shipment, and at from Ss. 7d. to 3s. 9d. 
per lb. c.i.f. in cases of two tins. On the spot in tins 
4s 3d. to 4s. per lb. is quoted according to quantity. 

Bay is unchanged at about 7s. per lb. spot. 

Bergamot is quoted at 10s. 3d. per lb. spot and 9s. 9d. 
per lb. c.i.f. 

Bois de hose. — On the spot Cayenne is quoted at [lom 
5s.' 3d. to 5s. 6d. per lb., and Brazil at about 5s. 6d. per 
lb. sixit. 

Camphor oil is unchanged at 160s for Japanese white in 
drums, and 175s. for Cliinese. 

C.iNANGA. — On the spot .Java is quoted at about 93. per 
lb., and to come forward at Bs. 3d. per !b. c.i.f. 

Cassia is dull at 3s. lOd. per lb. eix)t and 3s. 4d. c.i.f. 

Cedarwood on the spot in* drums is quoted at fiom 
Is. 8d. to Is. 9d. per ib. as to seller and quantity; tins are 
quoted at Is. lOd. per lb. Prices would be shaded for 
quantity. 

CiTRONELLA. — Java for forward shipment is offered at 
2s. 5jd. per lb. c.i.f. Sellers on spot quote 25. 5d. per lb., 
which would probably be shaded. Ceylon on the spot is 
2s. 3^-d., and to come forward 2s. ^d. c.i.f. 

Eucalyptus.— On the spot 70-75 per cent, is quoted at 
Is. 6d. per lb. ; 75-80 per cent.. Is. 7d. to Is. 3d. ; and 35-90 
per cent., Is. 9d. 

Geranium. — Bourbon is easier on the spot at 17s. 5d. 
per lb., and 16s. 9d. c.i.f., with an isolated c.i.f. offer of 
ISs. 9d. per lb. Some business has been passing on the 
spot, and stocks are not too plentiful. Algerian is weak 
on spot at 16s. 3d. per lb. 

Gingerghass is offered at 7s. 6d. per lb. spot for 
quantity. 

Lavender — French 38-40 per cent, is quoted at 10s. 6d. 
per Ib. spot, with lower ester content at from 10s. down- 
wards. 

Lemon is easier at from 3s. lid. to 4s. lOjd. per ib. 
spot for hand-pressed, and at from 3s. 6d. to 4s. 9d. per 
lb. c.i.f. Machine-made is 3s. 5d. to 4s. 6d. per ib. spot 
and at 33. to 4s. 5d. per lb. c.i.f. 

Mandarin is quoted at 14s. 9d. per lb. spot. 

Orange. — Silician sweet can be bought at 10s. c.i.f., and 
at from 9s. 3d. to 9s. 6d., and upwards on the spot, 
according to seller. West Indian is at from 8s. 6d. to 
9s. spot, and 8s. c.i.f. 

Palmarosa i.s Avithout interest at 93. per lb. spot in 
quantity. 

Patchouli, — Singapore on the spot is 18s, per lb., and 
to arrive 17s, 6d, per lb, c.i,f, Seychelles is quoted at 
15s. 3d. per lb. spot. 

Peppermint. — Japanese dementliolised is easier on the 
spot at 5s, per lb. for Kobayashi-Suzuki, and forward 
prices are quite nominal at 5s, 3d, per lb. c,i,f. American 
natural tin oil on the spot is quoted at from 12s. 5d. to 
13s. 3d. per lb. according to brand and seller; drums 
are about 3d. per lb. less. 

Petitghain. — Paraguay on the spot is quoted at from 
5s, 7id, to 6s, per lb, according to quantity and seller 

Rosemary, — Spanish on the spot is quoted at from Is, lOd. 
to 2s. per lb. according to seller. 

Sassafras. — Genuine natural oil_ is quoted at from 4s. 9d. 
to 5s, 3d. per lb. spot for tins in cases. 

Spearmint on the spot is quoted at from 19s, to 20s, 
per lb, according to seller. 

Spike. — Dealers quote French spike at 4s. to 4s. 3d. per 
lb. spot. Spanish is about 2s. 2d. spot. 

Wormseed (chenopodium).— To come forward lis. 3d. to 
12s, 6d, per lb. ci.f. is quoted, but there are spot sellers 
at lis. 6d. per lb 

The following arrivals have taken place from the coun- 
tries indicated during the period May 28 to June 3 (in- 
clusive)s — Anise (Fr.) 1 dm. 9 cs., (Ger.) 3 dm,; bergamot 
(It,), 56 cs. ; citronella (Java), 3 dm.; lavender (Fr.). 4 
dm.; lemon (It.), 62 cs. ; orange (It,) 4 cs,, (U,S.) 2 cs. ; 
patchouli (Sey.), 1 dm.; peppermint '(Jap.) 25 cs., (Ger.) 
1 cs. ; sassafras (U.S.), 2 cs. ; spike (Sp.). 2 dm,: un- 
described (Scy.) 3 dm., (U.S.) 6 dm., 2 cs. ; (It.), 191 cs. 



June 7, 1930 



The Chemist and Druggist 



707 



Pharmaceutical Chemicals, etc. 

A CONTINUANCE of quiet markets is reported, with conditions 
generally unchanged. Weak markets continue to be 
recorded for citric and tartaric acids and cream of tartar. 
Quoted rates are being discounted for sales of any size. 

ACEIANILIDE is unchanged on a slow market: B.P. crystals 
and powder, Is. 4|d. to Is. 6d. per lb. as to quantity. 

Adipic acid is ofYering for for^vard delivery : ton lots. 
Is. 3d.; 5-10 cwt., Is. 4d. ; two-cwt. casks. Is. 5d. ; one-ewt. 
kegs. Is. 6d. per lb., carriage paid, for edibJe quality. 
Stocks are held in London and provincial centres. 

AiilDOPYEiN continues in slow demand, with the market 
easy as quoted: crystals, five cwt., 126. Q^d. up to 13s. 3^d. 
per lb. for small parcels; powder, l^d. per lb. more. 

AspifiiN is unchanged and .business has been unimportant : 
home trade, 2s. 9d. to 26. lid, per lb. as to quantity; export 
to Colonies and British Possessions, ten cwt., 2s. 8d. up to 
2s. 9gd. per lb. for small parcels; export to other destina- 
tions, about id. per lb. more. Home and Continental 
makers quoting level throughout 

Bapbitone continues very quiet with the market easy : 
spot, Ts. to 7s. 6d. per lb. as to quantity, 

Benzaldehyde is about steady on a quiet market at 2s. 
per lb. for quantities of f.f.c. in carboys. 

Benzoic acid (B.P.) is steady and business is fair: quanti- 
ties, ex works, about 2s. : spot parcels, about 26. id. per lb. 

Benzonaphthol remains quiet, with dealers' prices at 
about 2s. lOd. to 3s. per lb. as to quantity. 

BlSiiuTH SALTS. — The reduced prices recorded last week 
continue to operate: carbonate, 6s. 5d. to 7s. 3d.; sub- 
nitrate, 5s. 6d. to 6s. 3d. per lb. as to quantity. 

Bhomides. — There is nothing of interest to report; prices 
quoted are about the same, while competition for the limited 
business moving is noticeable; dealers quote ammonium, 
Is. 9d.; potassium, B.P. crystaJs, Is. 5d. to Is. 5^6.; 
granular, about Is. 5d. ; sodium, B.P., Is. 8d. per lb. for 
fair quantities. Home makers' sales prices are at about the 
tame figures. 

CALCIUM lactate is about unchanged on a slow market at 
Is. Ijd. to Is. 3d. per lb. as to quantity. 

Chloral htdhate continuas steady, with home makers' 
prices leading the market at 3s. Id. to 3s. 3d. per lb. for 
duty-paid crystals ; foreign on spot, 3s. 6d. per lb. 

Citric acid (B.P. crystals).— This market is still disap- 
pointing to sellers. Business is limited for the time of year 
and is secured only against keen competition. The market 
is now at about Is. 6jd. to Is. 6^d. per lb., less 5 per cent, 
as to quantity, for foreign on spot. 

Crea.m Of tartar is about unchanged on quotation, while 
the market has remained quiet, foreign on spot is men- 
tioned in the region of 94s.- to 95s. per cwt., lees 2^ per cent., 
and possibly a shade less for large quantities. English 
makers quote 94s., less 2^ per cent. 

Creosote {B.P.) is steady but quiet: dealers quote from 
Is. 8d. to Is. 9d. per lb. as to quantity. 

Creosote carbonate is of little interest as quoted on spot 
at 5e. 9d. to 6s. per lb. as to quantity. 

Gt'AiACOi, carbonate is slow of sale at 46. 6d. to 43. 8d. per 
lb. on the spot. 

Hexajiine continues irregular, with out.vide offers welt 
under the quoted Convention figures; business is limited: 
Convention rates, 2t-. 2Jd. to 26. 4d. ; outside stuff, Is. lOjd. 
to 2s. per lb. as to quantity. 

Hydhoquinone is one of the very few bright spots in the 
market: business has been on a good scale and prices are 
steady at Ss. 73d. to 4s. 5d. per lb. as to quantity. 

Lactic acid (B.P.). — The recently advanced rates are being 
cut by second-hand holders : quoted at Is. lid. for ton lots 
up to 2s. per lb. for two-cwt. lots in carboys; in jars, one 
penny more. 

Methyl salicylate (B.P.) continues unchanged at Is. 3d. 
to Is. 5d. per lb. as to quantity ; market is quiet. 

Methyl sxjlphonal is offering, with little interest shown, 
at about 126. 7d. to 13s. lOd. per lb. on spot as to quantity. 

Pahaforualdehyde is easy as quoted : bus in ess has been 
moderate: 100 per cent, powder, la. 7d. for quantities; 
small parcels. Is. 8d. per lb. 

Paraldehyde is steady at from Is. Id. to Is. 3d. per lb. as 
to quantity and packing. 

Phenacetin is dull and easy at the controlled rates of 
3s 8d. to 3s. lid. per lb. as to quantity, with powder 1-^d. 
per lb. more. 



Phenazone remains dull and prices are easy : Convention 
rates are 6s. lid. to 7$. 3jd. per lb. as to quantity. 

Phe.volphih.^lein continues unchanged, with occasional 
business passing; quoted .at 5s. lid. to 6s. Igd. per lb. as to 
quantity. 

PoiASSlu.M permanganate (B.P.) is steady, with but small 
business moving: quantities in drums, Sjd. ; druggists' 
parcels, 6d. per lb. 

Resoecin is steady on spot at 2s. lid. to 3s. 2tl. jjcv lb. as 
to quantity; business is limited. 

Salicylic acid (B.P.) is steady at home makers' prices of 
Is. 5d. to is. 8d. per lb. as to quantity. 

Salol remains quiet, with spot prices unchanged on quota- 
tion : 36. 7id. to 3s. lOgd. per lb. as to quantity. 

.SoDiuii Salicylate (B.P.) shows no change on the week : 
home trade, powder, two tons. Is. lOd. ; one ton. Is. lOgd. ; 
ten cwt., Is. lid.; five cwt.. Is. ll^d.; one cwt.. 2s.; 28 lb., 
2s. Id.; and less, 2s. 2d. per lb.; crystals, one penny per lb. 
more. Export prices f.o.b. London or Continent, powder, 
two tons. Is. lO^d. up to 2s. 0|d. per lb. lor small parcels, 
with crystals one penny per lb. more. 

SuLPHONAL remains slow of sale, with spot offers easy as 
quoted at about 10s. Id. to lis. 2d. per lb. as to quantity. 

Tannic acid (B.P. leviss] remains dull, with offers in the 
region of 2s. 9d. to 2s. lid. per lb. as to quantity. 

T.artaric acid (B.P. crystals). — Quotations are now down 
to about Is. 45d. to is. 42d. per lb., less 5 per cent., for 
foreign on spot; the market continues quiet and unsteady, 
tending easier. 

Thyjiol is unchanged on a slow market : synthetic fine 
Avhite, five cwt., 8s. 9d. up to 9s. 8d. per lb. for small 
parcels. 

Vanillin continues quiet, with competition keen ; ex clove 
oil, 14s. per lb. in cwt. lots; ex guaiacol, 13s. 6d. per lb. in 
cwt. lots; lower prices for large quantities. 

Industrial Chemicals, etc. 

London, June i- 

The position in this market shows littie change, the demand 
Being generally slow and limited in volume. Prices, a.s 
quoted, are maintained but, at these values, the market is 
ea.sy. 

Acetic acid is meeting with but poor business: 80 jjer 
cent, technical. £36 15s. ; 80 per cent, pure, £37 per ton in 
barrels; glacial, pharmaceutical, 99 to 100 per cent., £66 in 
glass demijohns; glacial in barrels, £56 per ton ex store. 

Acetone prices continue stabilised ; the demand is not so 
good ; B.G.S. in drums, ten tons. £71 10s. ; five tons, 
£73 10s.; one ton. £76 10s.; drum lot6, £80 per ton in free 
drums, ex store or wharf. 

Arsenic. — The demand is restricted, but prices are main- 
tained at about £15 15s, to £15 17s. 6d. as quoted by Cornish 
agents, delivered free on rails f.o.r. for 99 per cent, white 
powder. 

Cobalt. — The official price for the metal is still 10s. per 
ton. bu*. contracts for good quantities are said to be 
arranged at somewhat under that figure. There is a fair 
demand for oxides, with black held for 8s. and giey 8s. lOd. 
per lb. 

Copper sulphate is unchanged. The export demand is slow 
and orders with British makers might possibly be arranged 
at £24, although £24 lOs. is being asked for casks, less 5 per 
cent. This is not the time of year when a revival can be 
expected, in spite of the lower price ruling compared with 
a month or two ago. Cheap offers continue to bo made 
from the Continent at about £22 f.o.b. 

FOHiiALDEHYDE is again a trifle easier on a keen market, 
with prices for fair quantities round about £33 per ton, in 
casks, ex store. 

Isopropyl alcohol is steady, with a fair business moving: 
reliable make, lis. to 123. per gallon in drums, carriage 
paid ; slightly less for lower grades. 

Lead ,4Cetate is steadier, but the demand is poor: spoc, 
brown, £37 2s. 6d.; w-hite, £38 2s. 6d. per ton in casks ex 
store. 

Oxalic acid is very steady and business is sustained on a 
moderate scale: quantities, £32 per ton ex wharf; spot 
parcels, 33s. per cwt. ex store. 

Potassium C.vbbonate is rather easy on a dull market as 
quoted: 90 to 92 jier cent., £23 10s. to. £24 ; 96 to 98 per 
cent., £25 Ife. per ton, in casks, ex store; less for contracts. 



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June 7, 1930 



Potassium chlobate is now quoted for large quantities at 
£26 5s. per ton ex wharf ; spot pai-c^le. about S^d. per lb. 
ex store. 

Potassium permanganate is steady, but business is lacking- 
in good volume : commercial quality, in two-cwt. drums, 
5d. ; smaller parcels, Sgd. per lb. 

Sal ammoniac is steady and some business is recorded : 
dog-tooth crystails, £32 ; medium, £28 ; fine white crysta,k, 
£17 12s. 6d.' per ton in casks, ex store; slightly less for 
contracts. 

Sodium acetate is unsteady on a very poor market as 
quoted round about £20 7s. 6d. per ton, in casks, ex store. 

Sodium chlorate is steady at £24 lOs. per ton for quanti- 
ties and spot parcels from 3d. per lb., but there is very 
little business of importance moving. 

Sodium hyposulphite continues in fair demand, with 
prices unchanged : dealers quote pea crystals in one-cvv't. 
kegs, £15 ; comm-ercial quality, £9 7s. 6d. per ton in casks, 
ex store ; makers' price fox pure crystals to home consumers 
on contract, £15 per ton, carriage paid to buyer's station. 

Sodium sulphide is steady on quotation, with the market 
quiet : 60 to 62 per cent, solid, £9 5s. ; broken. £10 Ss. per 
ton in drums, ex wharf. 

Coal-tae products, etc.— Carbolic acid crysta.k and 
ciesylic acid continue in poor demand, with the markets 
easy as quoted. Quotations for other products are generaJly 
unchanged, while business is still on a limited scale. 
Pyridine (90 to 160) is quoted at from 33. 9d. to 4s. per 
gallon. 

Fixed Oils, etc. 

Reductions in quoted values of a nianber of products are 
recorded this week, the most impoitant being palm oils, 
where prices have reached a ver3' low level. American 
turpentine is also easier. Business has remained quiet 
throug'hout. Acid oils are quiet and unchanged : coconut 
and /'or palm kernel, 31s.; groundnut, 27s. 9d. ; soya. 25s. 9d. 
spot. Castor is slightly easier an'l still dull: pharma- 
ceutical, 45s. 6d. ; first pressings, 40s. 6d. ; second pressings. 
38s. per cwt., in barrels on the spot, in not less than one- 
ton lots. Coconut remains very dull: deodorised, spot, 
4l6. ; Ceylon, 31s. 6d. c.i.f. spot. Cotton is quiet with 
values unchanged : deodorised, 38s. 6d. ; common edible, 
36i5, 6d. ; soapmaking. 34s. 3d.: crude. -Sis. 6d. spot. Ground- 
nut is firm as quoted : deodorised, spot, 40s. : crude 
Oriental, 35b. c.i.f. Palm kernel is steady but quiet ; 
deodorised, 41s. ; crude, 34s. 3d. spot. Palm. — A further 
considerable reduction in values is recorded, with the 
market still dull and irregular: Largos, 23s. 6d. : softs, 
22s. 6d. ; mediums, 24s. 6d. ; hards. 25s. ; bleached, 256. 6d. 
i?15ot. Rape is dull but fairly steady : refined, 41s. ; crude, 
39s. 6d. spot. Soya is easier on a dull market: deodorised, 
36s. 3d. ; crude, 33s. spot. Linseed (raw, naked). — Values 
are maintained on tho week, but the market is inclined to 
become unsteady: on spot, 43s. 6d. i June, 40s. 72d. ; July- 
August. 39s. lid. ; Septemljer-December, 37s. 4gd. Boiled oil 
on spot, 46s. Turpentine. — There has been but little altera- 
tion on tire week and the mai-ket. after being rather 
depressed, with spot delivery oft"ering more freely at 38s. 9d., 
closed at this price. The latest quotation stands ut 39s. 
for July and 39s. 9d. for July-December. London 
deliveries for last week were 1,898 barrels, which 
makes the total since the beginning of the year 
42,461 barrels, which compared with the same period 
last year shows an increase of fully 2,000 barrels. 
Stocks were returned at 9,262 barrels, comparing with 6,062 
barrels a year previous. Including the afloats, amounting- 
to 7,175 barrels, the London visible supply makes up at 
16,437 barrels, as against 15,222 barrels a year ago, and 
27.898 barrels two years ago. Resin. — The trade demand 
has been rather quieter after the recent buying, but the 
tone is fairlv steady, with c.i.f. terms for prompt shipment 
from America as follows: B/D 14s. to 14s. E 14s. lO^d., 

F/G/H 15s., I/K 15s. lid.. M 15s. 4id., N 15s. 9d., and 
W/G 16s. 3d. Wood. — Hankow in barrels .on spot is lower 
at 50i. per cwt. ; market is dull. 

Lubricating, mineral, burning oils. etc. — The one bright 
feature of this market has been a good demand for motor 
benzol. Lubricating oils and other products have remained 
sluggish and quoted prices are on the easy side. Benzol 
has been in good demand, with prices steady : standard 
motor 90"s, country. Is. 5d. to Is. Sjd. ; London. Is. 7d. per 
gallon, ex works, in tank wagons. Paraffin oils are firm 
and unchanged : American standard white. Is. : water- 
white. Is. Id. per gallon, barrels free, ex wharf. Paraffin 
WAX and scale. — Wax continues quiet, from Igd. to 5d. per 



lb. according to melting point, in bags ; scale is offered for 
shipment at about £13 10s. per ton c.i.f. U.K. port. White 
oils are unchanged, with the market continuing quiet : 
special No. 1, £24 lOs. ; No. 1, £23 10s.; No. 3 half-white 
£20 lOs. ; No. 4 half-white, £18 10s. per ton, drums and 
barrels free, ex wharf. Solvent naphthas are quiet and 
slightly easier : 90 to 160, Is. Id. to Is. Igd. ; heavy 90 to 
190, about is. per .gallon, naked at works. 

Protecting Olive Oil 

A ne-w law in Italy aims to protect olive oil more completely 
against adulteration, especially with cottonseed oil. While 
tho agents looking after prevention of frauds increase their 
vigilance, it becomes necessary to modify existing laws so 
as to encourage handling genuine olive oils. As it is diffi- 
cult to detect small quantities of cottonseed oil in olive oil, 
it has been' made mandatory to add to the seed oil a pro- 
portion of an easily detected oil, such as oil of sesame. It 
is proposed also to prohibit the marketing of edible oils 
vhich are artificially coloured, or to which naturally coloured 
fats have been added. But further to protect olive oil, it is 
considered necessary to prohibit its sale with any other 
vegetable oil. 

Turkey Opium Market 

The opium market in Turkey at the present moment is 
practically dead and buyers are holding back. This is 
attributecl to the financial crisis through which Turkey is 
passing at the present time, and also to the favourable 
prospects of the new opium crop, which commences at the 
beginning of June. Inquiry from abroad has almost com- 
pletely ceased and sellers, moreover, are ready to dispose 
of -their present stocks at cheaper rates. Prices show a level 
that has not been known for some yeurs. During the period 
from March 6 to May 4, 67 cases were sold at the following 
prices ; — 

Quality Per oke 

Malatia ... £1^27.50 to £T32 

Balukissar £TI7.O0 to £T20.00 

Sparta £T22.50 

Konia £T18.00 

Mercury in New Zealand 

With reference to the article which appeared in our issue of 
January 11, 1930 (p. 50), dealing with mercury in New 
Zealand, a correspondent caills our attention to the fact that 
the statement there made : " It is said the deposit (Ngawha) 
... is the only one of its extent in the entire British 
Empire which can be worked with prospect of profit," is 
probably incorrect. He is informed that the average grade 
of ore in the Gi-eat British Mercury Mine is higher than 
Ngawha, though possibly the deposit is not so extensive. 
Both these deposits are north of Whangarei, but are many 
miles apart. From his knowledge of the widespread 
sporadic occurrence of mereury ore m this large area, our 
correspondent is convinced that beyond the several deposits 
at present known, further discoveries of jmi>ortance will be 
made The Great British Mercury Mine has to date pro- 
duced seventeen tons of mercury. With a vei-y inefficient 
wlant it has shown a return of one per cent, mercury, and 
ore is at times mined running 10 per cent, mercury. 

The Citric Acid Industry 

\ COMMISSION has been formed in Italy to concentrate tlio 
manufacture of citric acid in one locality, and eliminate a 
severe crisis, caused by excessive competition, -jvhich was 
affecting the price of the raw material, calcium citrate. Tho 
latter is regulated by a state commission, the Citrus Pro- 
ducts Chamber, which controls production of this basic 
material. This centralisation has made it possible to raise 
the price of citric acid so as to produce an adequate return 
for capital invested, as well as to increase the price of 
calcium citrate 40 .per cent. Nevertheless, a serious pern 
still threatens the citric acid industry— the synthetic pro- 
duction. This is already manufactured on a large scale m 
America, as well as in Belgium. The cost of the synthetic 
product is very low, and if the two products met m conri- 
petition it would lower the cost of ca.lcium citrate to such 
an extent that it would no longer be possible to utdise citrus 
fruits in its production. The Italian factories, foreseeing 
this possibility, have obtained an interest in the European 
synthetic products industry, and are working to avoid a 
clash between the two interests. 



June 7, 1930 



The Chemist and Druggist 



709 




Letters for this section sliould be written on one side of tlie 
paper only. Correspondents may adopt an assumed name 
for purposes of publication, but must in all cases furnish 
their real name and address to the Editor. 

Unemployment in Pharmacy 

Sir, — The remarks of Mr. Parry- at the annual meet- 
ing of the Pharmaceutical Society concerning the increase 
in the number of apprentices or students registered and 
its bearing on unemployment are not very convincing; 
and although he expressed a hope that next year the 
Council would be aisle to formulate some definite line 
of policy, it is highly probable that the draft Bill 
will be as much as the Council will find time to deal 
with for a considerable period. Besides which, bear- 
ing in mind that the present state of unemployment is 
not a matter of the last few months, but has been 
increasing gradually for some years, and that it has 
been stated that the average number of replies received 
to advertisements for qualified assistants runs into 
seventy or more for each position vacant, one would 
have thought that the Council would long ago have 
come to some decision as to whether it could deal 
with the situation in any way. Up to the present, it 
would seem, the Society has almost completely con- 
cerned itself with the careers of students before examina- 
tion and with the necessary details of training and 
arrangements for holding the Qualifj'ing examination, 
but it has given no indication that it takes any interest 
in their welfare after they have received their certifi- 
cates, beyond the obligatory carrying out of statutory 
duties under the Pharmacy Acts and the prosecution 
of unqualified dealers for sales of poisons, etc. I feel 
sure that if and when the provisions of the draft Bill 
published in the report of the Departmental Committee 
come into force, including compulsory mem.bership of 
the Society and the payment of fees for that member- 
ship and also for the registration of business premises, 
many pharhiacists, at present perhaps indifferent to 
the doings of the Council, will want to know that the 
money so collected is spent at least partly in their 
interests. Is this provision for registration of shops 
going to result in increased employment for qualified 
men? How many shops are there dotted about the 
country which do not strictly comply with the regula- 
tions? — Faithfully yours. 

Absorbed (2/6). 

Council Election 

Sir, — I cannot agree with the idea expressed at the 
annual meeting of the Pharmaceutical Society that it was 
unfortunate the report of the Departmental Committee 
should have been published just before a Council elec- 
tion, because quite apart from the question of vote- 
catching, it is only right that the electors should 
get some idea of the attitude of the candidates on 
such a momentous problem. It would seem that the 
members who trouble to fill up and return their voting 
papers are quite satisfied with the Council as it has 
been constituted for the past few years, and it would 
also seem that the present councillors have more or 
less permanent seats. The point you raise regarding 
the correctness of the procedure in declaring the eighth 
candidate elected is interesting, considering that the 
vacancy occurred before the poll was closed; although 
it has profc.nbly made no difference in the result, one 
cannot say what might have happened if a fresh elec- 
tion had been held. — Yours truly, 

X'OTER (3,0). 

This New Business 

Sir, — " You can't teach an old dog new tricks " 
was an adage that came into my mind a few days 
ago when visiting an established pharmacy, the pro- 
prietor of which I have known for a couple of genera- 



tions. This used to be a fne old business in 1880 
and for many years onwards, of the sort that found 
employment, m_ainly dispensing, for three or four 
assistants who lived over the shop with one or another 
in perpetual call. For some time now it has been a 
lock-up shop, and assistants at about seven o'clock 
dispei"se and go their several ways. I remember the 
first intimation of a new kind of business here — a table 
brought into the shop from the house, cups and saucers 
liot water and spirit stove with a young woman in 
charge, garbed as a nurse, dispensing some preparation of 
meat juice. Our pharmacies are mostly not big enough 
to be adapted to many of the new lines and methods. 
N.H.I, has done little or nothing for such high-class 
dispensing houses. At all times any semblance of rush 
and hurry would be unseemly, especially in the matter 
of extraneous stock, special displays and demonstra- 
tions. The silk-stocking era and the immense variet}' 
of powders and creams for the sex arrived appropriately 
with members of this same sex behind our counters; 
and I, for one, am willing to give way. My friend 
looked, as he felt, bewildered and rather out of it, 
lucky to have a son to carry cn under the newer con- 
ditions, but full of regrets for the old da}^s when 
pharmacy was a profession. — I am, etc.. 

Looker On (21/5). 

An Inconvenient Habit 

Sir, — Can anyone explain to me why a panel doctor, 
when he calls on a sick patient, never carries his pre- 
scription-book, but requires the patient or his messenger 
to call at the surgery some time later in the day for 
the prescription? I have seen this practice cause incoii- 
venience to doctor, patient and chemist to a serious 
degree in several towns and cities. I have seen pre- 
scriptions mixed up and given to the wrong patient; 
I have seen an ailing patient leave his bed and walk a 
mile and a half to the surgery when the doctor's resi- 
dence was three doors from the patient's house; and I 
have seen urgent medicine delayed seven or eight hours 
through this practice. There must be a catch in it 
somewhere, or else it is gross stupidity on the doctor's 
part. The only doctor I ever asked about it said the 
prescription-book spoilt his pocket! — Yours truly. 

For the Patient (28/5). 



Subscribers* Symposium 

For interchange of opinion among " C. & D." readers and brief 
notes on business and practical topics. 

Organising a Trades Exhibition 

Mr. H . Long, The West End Pharmacj-, Chippenham, 
writes : ' ' Being concerned in the promotion of a small 
trades exhibition in the coming autumn, I should be 
greatly obliged to any of your readers who may have 
had experience in organising such affairs, who would 
favour me with a note of any special features which they 
may have found, from experience, tend towards success 
in these ventures. This is a small market town, and 
the number of stands will be about twenty, so that the 
experience of those who have taken part in running 
exhibitions in places of similar size would be particularly 
helpful." 

An Old " PJiar}nacopceia Persica " 

The " Pharmacopoeia Persica " referred to in your 
issue of May 31 (p. 661) was probably' that of Mir 
Muhammed Zeman Tunkabuni, bearing the title " Toh- 
fat ul Mowmin." A Latin translation (now very rare) 
was issued in Paris in 1669 and 1681 by Joseph de 
Labrosse, known as Frater Angelus (1636-97). He made 
the translation in Ispahan. The title is " Pharmaco- 
poea Persica ex idiomate persico in latinum conversa," 
followed by four lines in Persian mentioning the holy 
Ajisua, monk of the Order of the Holy Elias and 
Theresia and Father Angelus, a Carmelite of Toulouse. 
—TdpiifiHer (2/6). 



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The Chemist and Druggist 



June 7, 1930 



Dispensing Notes and Difficulties 

An Unusual Emulsion 

Sir, — Would you be good enough to advise me as to 
the best way to dispense the following prescription? 

Magn. carb. levis jvj. 

Paraffin liq. 

Tragacanth q.s. 

01. menth. pip ni. xx. 

Aq. ad jxx. 

Yours faithfully, 

Tragacanth (4 / 4) . 

[Tragacanth by itself will not make a presentable 
pharmaceutical product, and we advise the use of pulv. 
acacijE. The pharmacist is expected to produce a result 
when an emulsion is asked for; we therefore advise the 
following method of procedure. After experimenting 
v/ith varying amounts of tragacanth gum with indif- 
ferent results we found this method gives a perfect 
emulsion, although somewhat unusual: — First make a 
primary emulsion on the 4:2:1 principle, using : — 
Liquid paraffin, 8 oz.; water, 4 oz.; gum acacia, 2 oz. 
Thoroughly work this up in a mortar, add the whole 
of the light carbonate of magnesia, incorporate well, 
add oil of peppermint, and finally add the remainder 
of the liquid paraffin gradually. When the primary 
emulsion of any oil is made, either oil or water may be 
added gradually. In the above case the addition of oil 
makes a very thick product, but not more so than 
certain preparations on the market. It has the advan- 
tage of containing more liquid paraffin (75 per cent.) 
than most emulsions, and you must not expect it to be 
very liquid. The addition of a little tragacanth will 
fulfil the letter of the prescription.] 



Legal Queries 

D. K. G. {24/5). — The use of the title " Green Corn 
Salve " on the label would render the article liable to 
medicine- stamp duty. The conditions under which 
" known, admitted and approved " remedies may be 
sold unstamped by chemists and other persons to whom 
this exemption is extended were published in The 
Chemist and Druggist, March 8, p. 300, where the new 
order was discussed editorially. 

BM / JRFA (27/5) signed a printed form (of which he 
sends us a copy) in which he requested a firm to supply 
a " complete reading course " and provide other ser- 
vices, to be paid for by monthly instalments. He paid 
the first instalment at the time, and five days later wrote 
to the firm asking them to cancel the agreement. This 
they refuse to do. Is he bound by the order? [In our 
opinion, " BM/JRFA " has entered into a binding con- 
tract, and has no right to cancel it.] 

TI'. L. M. (20/5) bought a house and shop three years 
ago and obtained, upon the premises, a first mortgage 
for ;^i,5oo and a second mortgage for ;^5oo. The second 
mortgagee has died, and his representatives have called 
in the mortgage. What can they do to enforce repay- 
ment of the money? [They can sue " W. L. M." on 
his covenant to repay the amount of the mortgage; but 
they cannot foreclose and sell the property unless tiiey 
discharge the first mortgage and secure a transfer of it 
to themselves.] 

H. R. C. (12/5).- — An assistant who has for some 
years been insured under the National Insurance scheme 
now receives in salary and commission more than /250 
a year. Must contributions still be paid in respect of 
him? If not, can he become a voluntary contributor 
and continue to be entitled to medical benefit? [No 
further contributions need be paid; but as he has been 
compulsorily insured for more than two years he is 
eligible to Isecome a voluntary contributor if he wishes. 
However, after a few months he wil! cease to be en- 
titled to medical benefit and the amount of his weekly 
contribution will be reduced. He will be eligible for all 
the other benefits.} 



Miscellaneous Inquiries 

When samples are sent particulars should be supplied to us 
as to their origin, what they are, what they are used for, 
and how. We do not undertake to analyse and report 
upon proprietary articles nor to publish supposed formulas 
for them. 

. IV. R. (21/58). — Preservation of reptiles. — Alcohol 
and formaldehyde solutions are used for preserving smaU 
specimens entire. 



II 

(40 per 



Oommercial grain Formalin 

alcohol (95 per cent.) 1 part 

cent.) ... l.papt Water 9 parts 

Water 4 parts 

Small reptiles are generally dropped alive into the 
alcohol. When dead they are removed and injected 
with the solution and again placed in the tank. As 
the liquid becomes discoloured it should be changed. 
Specimens in formalin should be at first covered by 
at least double their volume of fluid. As with alcohol, 
it is advisable to inject them with the solution (about 
one in four). Alcoholics should be kept in a dark 
room as much as possible, as exposure to light tends 
to bleach out the colours. Specimens desired for sub- 
sequent use as skeletons should be kept out of formalin. 

/. L. (29/58). — Starch gloss. — The following 
formulas shouM meet your requirements : — 

Potcdei- 
Hard paraffin 5 lb. 
Citronella oil ... 200 drops 

Melt and run into a tray 
g-inch deep. Wlien cool, cut 
into pieces abont the size of 
a lozenge. 



6 oz. 
3 drs. 
8 oz. 
I5 oz. 



White wax 
Spermaceti 
Borax 

Gum tragacanth . . 

Mix, melt and allow to 
cood, then break up into 
lumps. A piece the size of 
a walnut for a quart of 
starch , 

/. H. F. (30/58). — Pulv. caseini co. — The formula 
for pulv. caseini co., Guy's Hospital Pharmacopoeia, is 
given in " Pharmaceutical Formulas " (loth edition), 
p. 487, as foUows : — 



Calcium glycerophosphate 
Refined sugar 
Cocoa powder 
Lecithin 
Casein 



to 



gr. X. 

3j. 

jj- 

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p. C. (26/58). — Cleaning ponds of alg.e. — Copper 
sulphate in the proportion of one in a million is used 
for -cleaning ponds of alga;, and is said not be in- 
jurious to fish. The method of using is to place the 
amount (in large crystals) in a canvas bag and drag 
this through the water until the salt has dissolved. 



Retrospect of Fifty Years Ago 

Reprinted from 
"The Chemist and Druggist," June 15, 1880 

A New President Elected 

The President [of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great 
Britain, Mr. G. W. Sandford] said he would next ask 
the Council to proceed to the election of a president. 
In reply to Mr. Atkins, he said his decision to decline 
re-election was absolute and final. 

The votes being taken it was announced that nineteen 
were given for Mr. Greenish and one for Mr. Sandford. 

The President said the election was practically unani- 
mous, for in the one opposing vote he recognised the 
handwriting of Mr. Greenish himself. He had much 
pleasure in handing to Mr. Greenish the seals of his 
office. 

Mr. Greenish then took the presidential chair. la 
doing so he said he was highly sensible of the honour 
conferred upon him. He was sure it must be a source 
of pain to everj^ member of the Council to know that 
failing health should have compelled the retirement 
of one so conversant with the affairs of the Society. 



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COMMERCIAL COMPENDIUM 

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Soap Solutions, Clarke's, Wanklyn's.— Used to deter- 
mine the hardness of Avater. Clarke's soap solution is 
made by dissolving four or five grams oi' Castile soap 
in 500 c.c. of a mixture of two volumes of alcohol and 
on© volume of distilled water. The insoluble matter is 
removed by filtration and the soap solution diluted with 
half its volume of water. A portion of this solution is 
then further cai'efully diluted until 7 or 8 c.c. is required 
to foi-m a permanent lather with a mixture of 25 c.c. 
of standard calcium chloride solution (prepared by dis- 
solving 0.2 gm. of Iceland spar in dilute hydrochloric 
acid and after driving off excess of acid on the water 
bath making up to 1,000 c.c. with distilled water) and 
25 c.c. of distilled wat-er. Wanklyn's soap solution is pre- 
pared by dissolving 10 grams of Castile soap in 1 litre 
of alcohol. Each c.c. = 0.001 gm. of calcium chloride. 
As the solution does not keep well, it is standardised 
by titrating with a standard hard water made by dis- 
solving 1.11 gm. of ralcium chloride in 1 litre of water. 
Each c.c. of this solution equals 0.001 gm. of calcium 
chloride. 

Soapwort. — Saponaiia officinalis. Linn., a herb belonging 
to the N. 0. Caryophyllaceae. It is used by herbalists 
as a remedy for scrofula and venereal and skin diseases, 
and is generally said to be superior to sarsaparilla. The 
plant contains a saponin, and the root is sometimes used 
for producing a head on beer. It occurs in a semi-wild 
condition in this country, usually in waste places on 
hedgebanks near gardens, flowering in Augtist. The 
plant has a loose spreading habit caused by stolons. It 
grows about one foot high, and has pinkish flowers of 
tlie same shape as the common campion, Lychnis dioecia. 
It is used in the form of decoction of two ounces boiled 
in a pint of water, and in doses of one to' two table- 
spoonfuls. The leaves are opposite and entire, smooth, 
elliptic lanceolate, about two inches long and | inch 
broad, with the two outer veins curved upwards 
towards the apex of the leaf, vvhich is greyish-gre.€n 
when dried. Illustrations showing the flowering plant; 
and the striated epidermis of the leaves are given in 
Planchon and Collin's " Drogues Simples," II (p. 753, 
fig. 1230-1231). 

Soapwort Root. — The root of Saponaria officinalis is also 
an article of commerce. It consists of roots and stolons. 
The roots have a reddish tint and are ridged longitudin- 
ally, and the transverse section shows a radiate structure 
full of pores in the central part, the stolons are marked 
with swollen joints bearing the sears of opposite leaf 
buds. They are distinguished also from the roots by the 
presence of pith. The whole plant contains saponin. 
The root has very little odour, but the powder causes 
sneezing. The taste is at first .sweetish and sickly, then 
acrid, the acridity lasting for some time. Soap root is 
also imported from Spain, Egypt and the East, including 
Eussia. The Spanish root is believed to be derived from 
O'l/psophila Struthium, Linn. Fliickiger is of opinion 
that it is also derived from Gypsophila Arrostii, Guss., 
which grows in Italy, and that the Asia Minor soap 
root is obtained from Gypsophila paniculata. These I'oots 
are larger than the British soap root occurring in rather 
stout cylindrical pieces, three to four centimetres in 
diameter, deeply furrowed longitudinally and a little 
transversely; the yellowish-fawn coloured surface of the 
root is frequently marked with white patches caused by 
the soft bark of the surfaces rubbing against; one another 
and exposing the white cortical layer beneath. The 
central portion has a distinctly radiate structure with 
several faint concentric rings. The parenchyma contains 



numbers of sphseroraphides. Illustrations of the 
Egyptian soap root showing external appearance, and the 
internal structure and microscopical details are given in 
Planchon & Collin, " Drogues Simples," tome II (pp. 757 
and 753, fig, 1234, 5, 5). All these roots contain a 
saponifying substance of the saponin class, but the claims 
of saponins need further examination as to their 
23hysiological properties, for a saponin that is non- 
poisonous and can be used for frothing solutions is still 
a desideratum. 

Society of Apothecaries of Dublin. — The origin of the 
Worshipful Company of Apothecaries of the City of 
Dublin lias been traced to the Guild of St. ^lary 
Magdalene, whicli is known to have been an important 
body as early as 1484. A document of October 1, 1741, 
mentions the '' Antient and Worshipful Corporation of 
Barbers and Chirurgeons, Apothecaries, and Peruke- 
^lakers, or Guild of St. Mary Magdalene in Dublin"; 
it thus appears that for some centuries Dublin ai>othe- 
caries were united to members of three other vocations. 
B,y a royal charter of 1745, the Guild of St. Luke, " or 
Worshipful Corporation called Master Wardens and 
Commonalty of the Art and Mystery of the Apothecaries 
of the City of Dublin," was incorporated. The estab- 
lishment of an Apothecaries' Hall was projected soon 
afterwards, and in 1790- a subscription list was started. 
By this time examinations had been set up ; in 1791 an 
Apothecaries Act was passed which made apprenticeship 
another condition of entry to the profession. A site 
was selected in Mary Street, and the Hall was in use in 
the following year. Among the distinguished men who 
have been associated with the Hall are Michael Donovan 
and William Higgins. Further details of the history 
of the Society were given in the C. dc D., 1929, I, 813.. 
The Company of Apothecaries grants a diijloma 
(L.A.H.) to candidates who pass two examinations, 
particidars of which may be obtained from the Registrar, 
Apothecaries' Hall, 95 Merrion Square, Dublin. A 
history of the Company was written by the late 
Dr. J. C. McWalter (at one time a member of the Council 
of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland), and was pub- 
lished by E. Ponsonby, Ltd., in 1915. 

Society of Apothecaries of London. — An examining and 
registering medical body, which is also a company of the 
City of London, the fifty-eighth in order of precedence. 
It was established by a charter granted on Decem- 
ber 6, 1517 : for more than eleven years prior to that 
date apothecaries had been united by charter with grocers 
in the City. The Society transacted its affairs for a 
few years in a hired hall ; in 1531 it was decided to 
acquire a suitable building or site, and the present 
property in Water Lane was eventually purchased. In 
1571 the' erection of a laboiatory was commenced : in 
the following year a " selling place " was fixed for the 
'■ operator." From an early period the wholesale trading 
of the Society was successful : its retail shoji, enlarged 
in 1822, also enjoyed a considerable clientele. Both 
these departments were closed in 1922, and the stock, 
formulas and prescription-books were sold. The two 
outstanding events^ in the history of the Society were 
the lawsuit of Rose v. College of Physicians, which 
established in 1703/04 the light of apothecaries to jjre- 
scribe, and the passing of " An Act for better regulating 
the Practice of Apothecaries throughout England and 
Wales " in 1815 (see Apothecaries Acts). Amending 
Acts were passed in 1874 and 1907. The Society exer- 
cised its right of searching apothecaries' shops for the 
presence of defective drugs till early in the nineteenth 
century. The premises in Water Lane, commonly known 
as the Apothecaries' Hall, were partially destroyed in 
the great fir© of 1566 but were rebuilt shortly after- 
wards, and in 1786 were enlarged. The establisltment of 
the Chelsea Physic Garden by the Society took place 
not later than 1673. Sir Hans Sloane presented the 
Society in 1722 with the land on which the Garden stands, 
and many famous botanists have been associated with it. 
The official History of the Society (Stock,. 1905) is 
written by C. R. B. Barrett : further particulars of the 
Chelsea Physic Garden are given in the C. <£■ D., 1923, 
I, 922 et seq. 

Society of Chemical Industry. — Established in 1£81, as 
the outcome of a meeting held in London, for t!ie purpose 



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of enabling persons interested in chemical industries to 
meet, correspond and interchange ideas resjjecting im- 
provements in processes and to publish information con- 
cerning them in a journal or otherwise. A Royal charter 
of incorporation was granted in 1907. The address of the 
offices of the Society is Central House, 46 & 47 Finsbury 
Square. London, E.G. 2; president, Dr. Herbert Levinstein; 
secretary. Mr. H. J. Pooley. 

Society of Public Analysts Founded in 1874; title 

changed m 1907 to " The Society of Public Analysts and 
other Analytical Chemists." Publishes a journal and 
meets every first Wednesday. October-Ma,v, in the Chemi- 
cal Society's Rooms. Secretary and Editor of Journal, 
Mr. C. A.' Mitchell, 85 Eccleston Square, London, S.W.I. 

Soda is strictly an abbreviation for sodium o.xide 
Na,0. According to th« O.E.D. it is th* term applied 
to alkaline substances obtained originally from the ashes 
of salt impregnated plants. It is frequently used as a 
synonym for sodium, and is the domestic term for 
sodium carbonate or washing soda. 

Soda Ash is a- commercial name for anhydrous sodium 
carbonate, especially that prepared by the Leblanc pro- 
cess. If obtained by the Solvay process it is known 
as ammonia soda ash ; if containing sodium hydroxide, 
caustic soda ash. Yellow soda ash is coloured by traces 
of ferric oxide. It is used for a very wide variety of 
purposes in industry, especially in the manufacture of 
glass and soap, in many branches of textile technology, 
and as a source of other sodium compounds. In thi'; 
country the value' of a sample of soda-ash is generally 
expressed in terms of the available soda, Na^O. This 
is determined by the titration of a filtered aqueous 
solution, and does not therefore include the alkalinity 
due to insoluble compounds, such as magnesium and 
calcium carbonates. Chemically pure sodium carbonate 
was formerly thought to have an equivalent weight of 
54, and the percentage of Na,0 in tliis is 58.49. Such 
a sample is said to be 58.49 " English," or " Newcastle," 
degrees This differs slightly from the true value, since 
the modern figure for the equivalent weight is 53. 
The German method is to calcine the sample first, and 
the titration figure includes the alkalinity of the soluble 
and insoluble constituents. French and Belgium, or 
" Descroizilles " degrees express the weight of H,SOj 
(100 per cent.) neutralised by 100 parts by weight of 
the sample. 

Soda Water. — (1) A beverage containing a few grains 
of sodium bicarbonate per pint of water charged with 
caibon dioxide under pressure : (2) the liquor sodse effer- 
vescens of the British Pharmacopoeia, 1885. similarly pre- 
pared, but containing 30 gr. of sodium bicarbonate to 
the pint ; (3) " a solution of sodium bicarbonate, sodium 
chloride and sodium sulphate impregnated with carbon 
dioxide under pressure " (British Pharmaceutical 
Codex, 1923). The first record of artificial aeration of 
liquids was published by Venel in 1750 ; he dissolved 
sodium bicarbonate in water and added hydrochloric acid 
to saturation, taking care to avoid expulsion of the 
gas. In 1772 Priestley used chalk and an acid, to be 
followed a year later by Lavoisier, who suggested me- 
chanical compression with a pump. The first gazogene 
apparatus was exhibited by Dr. Nooth in 1775. At the 
beginning of the nineteenth century a continuous-action 
aerated water machine was patented, and the first port- 
able apparatus followed some twenty years later. Modern 
carbonating machinery involves the use of an agitator 
which mixes the carbon dioxide with the liquid at from~ 
100-lb. to 200-lb. pressure per squai'e inch. 

Sodium was discovered by Humphry Davy in 1807, 
who obtained it by electrolysing caustic soda. It is 
now made almost exclusively by modifications of Da\'7's 
original process, the design of the apparatus being such 
that the oxidation of the sodium formed is prevented. 
Attempts have been made to replace the comparatively 
expensive hydroxide with the very much cheaper 



chloride. The difficulty is the high melting point of 
common salt, 775°, whereas the hydroxide melts at 310°. 
At the higlver temperature there is a tendency to the 
formation of a subchloride Na^Cl. There also tends 
to be formed a so-called " metallic fog " due to the 
dispersion through the molten sodium chloride of col- 
doidal particles of metallic sodium. The difficulties have 
been overcome jjartially by using an iron cathode and 
a fireclay anode, the two being united by a water-cooled 
joint, while a lower melting point for the electrolyte 
is obtained hy using a mixture of the chlorides of 
sodium, potassium, and lithium. Sodium, when a fresh 
surface is exposed by cutting, has a bright silvery 
lustre. In moist air it rapidly becomes covered with a 
yellowish coating containing NaOH, NaO. Na^O and 
Na,C03. It is stated that this covering is sufficient 
to prevent further action and that the metal need not 
therefore be kept under an inert solvent. At — 20° it 
is brittle, and is ductile at 0°, while at ordinary tem- 
peratures it is quite soft enough to be cut with a 
knife. If heated in air it gives the oxid_e and 
peroxide. Heated out of contact with air. the vapour 
is seen to be pm-ple in thick layers, with a greenish 
fluorescence. Halogens and halogen acids are without 
action if perfectly dry, but react readily in the presence 
of traces of moisture. It decomposes water at ordinary 
temperatures. The globules of metal, buoyed up by 
hydrogen, are vigorously motile, and these movements 
tend to disperse the heating effect, so that the hydrogen 
evolved is not ignited, as is the case with potassium. 
It is a good conductor of heat and electricity, coming 
next, in this respect, to copper, silver and gold. Sodium 
has been obtained in colloidal solution in ether by 
passing a current between aluminium electrodes through 
granules of sodium immersed in the solvent. Crystalline 
sodium has been obtained by heating the element in a 
sealed tube, in an atmosphere of hydrogen, allowing 
to cool, ancl pouring off any liquid residue. Metallic 
sodium is used in preparing cyanides by fusion with 
potassium ferrocyanide, and also for the preparation 
of sodamide and other compounds used in the dye 
industry. It is also a useful laboratory reagent in organic 
chemistry. 

Sodium Acetate, CH^COONa. 3H,0, is prepared by 
neutralising acetic acid with sodium carbonate, and is 
manufactured on a commercial scale from crude pyro- 
ligneous acid, by neutralisation with milk of lime, and 
subsequent double decomposition of the calcium acetate 
formed with sodium sulphate. It occurs as colourless 
monocHnic prisms, or as a granular crystalline powder, 
and should be nearly odourless. The taste is saline and 
slightly bitter. It is soluble in water, 1 in 1 ; in alcohol 
about 1 in 20 ; it effloresces in warm air and on heating 
liquefies at 58° C, and becomes anhydi'ous at 120° C. ; 
at higher temperatures it is decomposed, gi-\dng sodium 
carbonate. 

Sodium Arsenate is di-sodium ortho-arsenate, 
Na.,HAsO^, and is official in the B.P. 1914 in the anhy- 
drous forms. The compound forms crystals with four, 
seven or twelve molecules of water, and, owing to this 
variation in the proportion of water, the anhydrous salt is 
preferable. The salt can be prepared by heating sodium 
nitrate with arsenious oxide at a dull red heat until 
fumes cease to be evolved. Sodium metarsenate is 
formed NaAsO,. It is dissolved in water and wai'med 
with sodium carbonate solution. The crystals which 
separate on cooling are washed with a little water and 
dried at ordinary temperatures. The anhydrous salt is 
obtained on drying the crystals at 150°. 

Sodium Arsenite. — Two arsenites are known — the acid 
salt, Ka,ASjOj.2H,_,0, and the normal salt, Na^As^O^. 
The former is prepared b,v dissolving arsenious oxide 
in sodium hydroxide or carbonate and evaporating. The 
solution in water is known as Horle's solution or liq. 
sodii arsenitis. The normal compound is formed when 
the acid salt is boiled with sodium carbonate solution, 
the product being evaporated and washed with alcohol. 



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Sales Offices at: 

Belfast, Birmingham, Bradford, 
Bristol, Dublin, Gateshead-on-Tyne, 
Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, 
Manchester. 

Agents for Scotland: 

Arthur & Hinshaw Limited. 
4, Blythswood Square, Glasgow. 



COMPLETE FORMULAS GIVEN 
FOR ANY FLAVOUR YOU MAY 
WANT TO PRODUCE. 

OUR 100% AROMA BASES CON- 
TAIN NO ALCOHOL or SOLVENT. 

CONTRACT STOCKS CARRIED 
IN LONDON BY OUR AGENTS. 



SOLV-O-HOL 

The Perfect Alcohol Substitute for 
your Flavouring Extracts, Non- 
alcoholic Perfumes, etc. 

SOLV-O-HOL 

is Better than Alcohol 

BECAUSE : 

1. — It is completely odourless and tasteless. 

2. — It is less toxic than pure grain alcohol. 

3. — It is less volatile — itwill HOLDyourflavour. 

4. — There are no restrictions as to its use any- 

where. 

SOLV-O-HOL can be had in two qualities: 
SOLV-O-HOL— For all Ethereal 

Flavours, also Vanillin 

and Coumarin. 
SOLV-O-HOL F— For Essential 

Oils, Lemon, Orange, 

Non-alcoholic perfumes. 

Dissolves 8 to 10%. 



Agents for the United Kingdom : 

BURNELL HARDY, Ltd. 
106 Queen Victoria St. 
London, E.C.4, England. 

FELTON CHEMICAL COMPANY, Inc. 
599 Johnson Avenue, 
Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.A. 



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THE CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST 

SUPPLEMENT 



June 7, 1930 



Nuiol profits are 



Chemists who display and recommend Nujol 
find it one of their most profitable fines for 
these reasons : 

]_ NUJOL is attractively packaged. Its appearance 
helps sell it. 

2 NUJOL is ready for display the moment it is 
unpacked. Time, expense and overhead saved. 

2 NUJOL has been widely advertised for years. 
People know about Nujol and ask for it. 

^ NUJOL is effective. It is refined to closest toler- 
ances. Its superior quality is irrefutable and 
generally known. The chemist who pushes Nujol 
not only increases profits but prestige. 

2> NUJOL is fairly priced and offers a generous 
margin. Push NUJOL and prove these facts. 

Send immediately for particulars of special bonus 
offers for window display ! 

Nuiol 



REGISTERED TRADE MARK. 



regular as 
clochworh^ 




Regular as Cloct^orf^ 



PRICES: 

2/- size, 16/10 per 
dozen; 3/- size, 25/2 
per dozen ; 100 oz. 
Hospital size 117/6 
per dozen. 



NUJOL Department: 

XS8, Albert St., Camden Town, London, N.W. t 



Telephone ; 
HAMPSTEAD 8066 



Telegramt 
Nufinjol — Norwest — Londoa 




IN BOTTLES -ALL STRENGTHS 
Excoptionml Stability & Purity 
ATTRACTIVE TERMS 



GENOXIDE LIMITED,LUTON 



' June 7, 1930 



THE CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST 

SUPPLEMENT 



IX 




Note Revised Prices and Pack 



Sizes - 


13 


S/- box 


Box for 


Box for 




box 


coiUain- 


opening con- 


opening con- 








taining 45 


taining no 






po^^dcrs 


Powders at 


powders at 






2d. eacli 


2d. eacli 


Prices - 


11/6 


30/- 


5/- eacli 


12/- each 




per doz. 


per doz. 






Profit 


3/6 


6/- 


2;6 eacli 


6/4 each 


Yielded 


per doz. 


per doz. 







Special Prices upon application for £5, £10, and £25 Parcels. 
London Distributors : MAY, ROBERTS & CO., LTD., 7-13, Clerkenwell Road, E.C.I 



The Express Way I 
to Better Business 

Seventeen years'experience has shown that by 
their own merits Reade's Express Powders 
create a steady repeat business and earn good- 
will for the chemist. Now with the backing 
of sound consistent advertising they are 
rapidly becoming the most popular specific for 

HEADACHE, INFLUENZA, CHILLS, 
FEVERISHNESS, NEURALGIA, 
RHEUMATISM and NEURITIS. 



SANGER & SONS, 42a, Hampstead Road, N.W.I. 



EADE'S EXPRESS POWDER! 

IViade by READE BROTHERS & GO., LTD., WOLVERHAMPTON. 



(Established 1773 



May we call your 

attention to: — JL " J. A^^J^ J— ^ if"^^^ (brown carton 



PETROLAX 



(REGISTERED TRADE JIARK) 

THE IDEAL PARAFFIN AND AGAR- AGAR EMULSION 



PETROLAX COMPOUND 

(RED CARTON) 

A COMBINATION OF PETROLAX AND PHENOLPHTHALEIN 



PETROLAX ALKALINE 

(BLUE CARTON) 

A COMBINATION OF PETROLAX AND MIST. M AGNES, HYDROXIDI 



Note the Prices .—RETAIL 2/- (Nominal ilb.) 14/- doz. 

„ -s/e ( „ lib.) 24/. „ 
„ 6/- ( „ 21b.) 44/- 



Stocked by the leading Patent Houses, or direct from the SOLE MANUFACTURERS:— 

C. R. MARKER, STAGG & MORGAN, LTD. 

Mile End, London, E.l 



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THE CHEMIST AND DEUGGIST 

SUPPLEMENT 



JcNE 7, 1930 




ROBINSON'S/ 
CHESTERFIELD 

CARDBOARD 
BOXES 

ROUND • OVAL • SQUARE • FOLDING 

ROBINSON 8. SONS LTD. 
CHESTERFIELD & LOJJDON 





BEADED BOXES 

The boxes illustrated above are finding increasing 
■ favour amongst chemists. They are dust-proof 
and air-tight and of a very attractive appearance. 

Fitted with a flanged metal lid which is easily 
lifted out they form a very useful container. 
Blank panel on reverse side for printing in 
Customer's name and address. 

ROBINSON & SONS, Ltd. 



Manufacturers of 



ROUND, OVA!,, SQUARE AND FQI^DINO 
CARDBOARD BOXES. 



CHESTERFIELD 




Profitable, 

Repeat Business and 
Satisfied Customers 



Standard For Over 60 Years 

Himrod Manufacturing Co. 

HOBOKEN, N. J., U. S. A. 



— Order From Your Service Jobber — 



'M <■/. 



iiucose Sandoz 

(PURE DEXTROSE) 
C6H12OS 



MEDICINAL GLUCOSE 
of the Highest Purity 
and of Rapid Solubility 

Sold in Bulk or in 1 lb. packages 

LOWEST PRICES 

TERMS ON APPLICATION 

BROOKS & WARBURTON 

232-240 VAUXHALL BRIDGE RD., S.W.I 



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June 7, 1930 



THE 



CHEMIST AND 

SUPPLEMENT 



DEUGGIST 



XI 





Backed up by consistent and force- 
ful advertising which has created 
an enormous buying force in the 
D*ug Trade, BEECHAM'S PILLS 
and DR. CASSELL'S TABLETS 
are two leading lines the selling 
power of which has long been re- 
cognised. The chemist will do 
well always to have a good stock 
on hand. Both are quick sellers 
— both are easy to handle and both 
give fair profits. 



BEECHAM'S PILUS 



Other Beecham-Veno lines also in 
great demand are GERMOLENE, 
The Aseptic Skin Dressing, GER- 
MOLENE (Medicated) TOILET 
SOAP & BEECHAM'S POWDERS. 

Send a combined order and ask for show 
material next time you order through your 
wholesaler or direct from 

The 

BEECHAM-VENO CENTRAL 

DISTRIBUTING DEPOT 
Chester Road - MANCHESTER 

Tel. No.: 1961 Tr afford Park. 




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THE CHEMIST AND DEUGGIST 

SUPPLEMENT 



JuXE 7, 1930 



A REALLY ATTRACTIVE LINE WITH A STEADY SALE 

SPUN 

GOLDEN EYE OINTMENT 



PATENT 
DISPLAY OUTERS 
OF 1 DOZEN 



ENAMELLED TUBES 
WITH NOZZLE 
Cartoned 



ATTRACTIVE 
WHOLESALE 
PRICE 



WRITE FOR SAMPLE AND PRICE TO-DAY 



Telephone : HOP 2422. 

Telegrams : 
"USHENSPUNA, 

LONDON." 



ROBERT BLACKIE 



SHEN WORKS, 
TOWER BRIDGE RD., 
LONDON, S.E.I. 




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GLYCERINE THYMOL CO., j 

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, | 

PARAFFIN LIQ., j 

LYSOL, I 

SYR. FERRI PHOS. CO., | 

CASTOR OIL, I 

OLIVE OIL, I 

CAMPHORATED OIL, | 

COD LIVER OIL, | 

TINCT. lODI MIT. B P., | 
TINCT. QUININffi AMMON. B.P., j 

&c., &c, ^ 

BULK OR BACKED | 

We suggest it would be decidedly § 
to your advantage to obtain sample ^ 
and quotation from : E 

McCLURE, YOUNG & Co., Ltd, I 

ECLIPSE WORKS - BARNES, S W13. = 



lONBZED I0DII\9E (Kemsot Brand) 

SURGICAL AND IVIEDICAL SOLUTIONS 

FOR ALL INJURIES AND ILLNESSES 

Sold ill 2 oz., 4 oz., 8 oz. and 20 oz. bottles. 
Obtainable from all Wholesalers or from Distributors : 

BRADBURY AND COMPANY 

FULWOOP HOUSE, HIGH HOLBORN, W.C.I 



Superlin Disinfectant 

Wrigleyy Pater son & Co., Ltd., 

St. John's Rd., Isleworth, Midd'x. 



PHONE: HOUNSLOW 2604 



CHEMISTS SHOULD ALWAYS HAVE IN STOCK 

TOWLE'S 
PENNYROYAL & STEEL PILLS 

Advertised ail over the world. 
ESTABLISHED 100 YEARS. 



So!e Profrieiors : ^ 

E. T. TOWLE & CO., LTD. | 
TOLL ST., NOTTINGHAM ^ 



June 7, 1930 



THE CHEMIST AND DEUGGIST 

SUPPLEMENT 



xiii 





ompounded UP TO A STANDARD 



(JAeJfi^hest Possible) 

DOW TO A PRICE 



these lines are as near perfection in their respective fields as it is 
humanly possible to get them, regardless of cost or selling price. 
Your customer requires no persuasion after he has once given ouf 
preparations a trial. He then KNOWS they are just -what he ' 
wants and is interested in no others. In other words — after you 
make the first sale these goods go on selling themselves. 

The most efficient Saline on the market and the best 
value for the .money. Pleasant tasting and always 
satisfies the user. Widely advertised for Rheumatism, 
Gout, Sciatica, or any Liver, Kidney, Stomach, Intestinal 
or Blood Disorders, Catarrhal Affections, etc. 

Sells at 3/3 (P.A.T.A.). 



'Msthoin alConctn tratti 
Of St^f9nCur»tr^t Spring*' 

^ A (bsjbvs and Natural 



... 

KIssliMarleiiliad. 
/UxkNins.CliatelGiip. 
& Buffalo lilhia Springs 



s 



SALTRATES LIMITED. 



The best selling and most fragrant, refreshing, beneficial 
and all-round satisfactory preparation for the bath — 
especially recommended for Corns and all Foot Troubles, 
Rheumatic Pains, etc. 

Sells at 1/6 and 2/6 (P.A.T.A.). 



YOU CAN STOCK THESE RAPIDLY 
MOVING LINES ON GUARANTEED 
SALE TERMS 

Carriage Paid in Free Cases in United Kingdom on orders for three 

dozen, which may be assorted. 
Showcards of strong selling power sent free on request. 

Write for our Special Terms for Window Display. 
DISTRIBUTORS FOR GREAT BRITAIN:— 

FASSETT & JOHNSON, Ltd.. 86 Clerkenwell Boad, London, E.C.I 

Australasia— 36-40 Chalmers St., SYDNEY, N.S.W. South Africa— 15 Bree St., CAPETOWN. 




THE CHEMIST AND DEUGGIST 

STTPPLEMENT 



June 7, 1930 




The NEW elegant packing 
of this valuable medicated 
cosmetic makes a wide- 
spread appeal for medical^ 
nursery and toilet use. 

Its selling attraction is 
enhanced by supplies of 
samples for counter dis- 
tribution. 

A most remunerative proposition 
to the retailer. 




Sells at 

1/3 



\ per tube 



THE CROOKES 



A display container of i di'^. uibes. 

LABORATORIES 



Telegrams : 
Collosoh, Westcent, London, 



(BRITISH COLLOIDS, LTD.) 

22 CHENIES STREET, LONDON, W.C.I. 



Telephone : 
Museum 3663, 3697 & 5757 



MEL ROSE 
the Summer 
BUY- WORD! 



Sheppev's MEL 
ROSE TABLETS. 

Famous for over 45 
years, 2d. and4ld. 
MEL ROSE NEW 
CENTURY 
CREAM. Sold in 
tubes of convenient 
size and shape for 
the handbag. Price 
6d. and lOJd. 




JUNE— JULY— AUGUST— 
when summer girls in their 
thousands fly to MEL ROSE 
CREAM, the proved safeguard 
against painful sunburn. The 
efficacy of a little applied at 
night is a household bjrw^ord, 
and yony summer buy-word. 
Remember — every day they'll 
want it, more especially for 
holidays. Are you well stocked, 
ready to meet the demand ? 
Write to-day for trade terms, etc. 

Sheppeyi 

/HEl RO^E 

In Attractive Jars - 9°* 

Sole Manufacturers : ROBERTS & SHEPPEV, 
2 Shipton Street, London, S.E. 



CAPSULES 
d'ENERGIE 

(Gland Rejuvenate Compound 
with Glycerophosphates) 



5/- size 
10/- size 



22/- per doz. 
40/- per doz. 



Attractive Shoiscards. 



SPECIAL TERMS AND PACKING FOR EXPORT 



Obtainable fhrotigh usual wholesalers or from — 

JOHN W. MAWSON & Co., Ltd. 

LONDON, S.E.27. 

SAMPLE BOX ON REQUEST 



June 7, 1930 



THE CHEMIST AND DEUGGIST 

SUPPLEMENT 





DRUGGISTS' SUNDRIES 
PROPRIETARY ARTICLES 
DRUGS 

PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS 
PACKED TOILET GOODS 
SURGICAL DRESSINGS 




258 EUSTON ROAD 
LONDON N.W.I 



and at 

Old Infirmary Buildings 
NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE 



MANY 
QUICK 
CONFERENCES 

are held at our head- 
quarters, the results of 
which are translated into 

IMMEDIATE ACTION 

Each day brings new 
experiences and possi- 
bilities for improving 
our service to you. 

We think and act in 
terms of speed. The 
day when you send 
your first order to us 
is the day when you can 

GIVE YOURSELF 
A PAT ON THE 
BACK 



-THE CHEMIST AND DKUGGIST June 7. 1930 

SUPPLEMENT 




HOME 
MADE 
BEER 

from 

MASON'S 

EXTRACT OF HERBS 

THE NATIONAL BEVERAGE: 
SELLS FREELY EVERYWHERE 

UNIQUE DISPLAY MATERIAL 
EASILY ARRANGED 

Folder Showcard. Half-pint Mag:. 
Imitation Bottle of Beer, &c 

WINDOW SHOW ALLOWANCE 
WITH OPENING ORDER 

Apply to NEWBALL & MASON, LTD., 
Nottingham, for particulars. 

GOOD IT'S MASON'S 



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IWr ARMITE — that word is the 
answer to many a diet 
question that is being asked in 
the consulting rooms of England 
just now. 

Your customers have heard 
from their Doctors that 
Marmite is good for them; 
that it is so rich in the essential 
Vitamin B — and they have 
learned from their daily papers 
that it means better cooking, too. 

Feature the attractive 
Marmite Jar in your window, 
and lay in a good stock to 
meet the extra demand. 



I RETAIL PRICES | 

: I oz. Jars, per doz. 6/- 8 oz. Jars, J doz. 15/- \ 
• 2 OZ. „ „ 10/- 8 oz. ,, per doz. 30/- : 
.•4 0Z. „ „ 18/- i6 oz. ,, i doz. 27/- : 
! i6 oz. Jars per doz. 54/- ! 

NARNITE 

THE GREAT YEAST FOOD 

MARMITE FOOD EXTRACT CO., LTD., 

Mincing Lane House, 59, Eastcheap, London, E.C.3. 



" VITAMIN TESTED YEAST " 

Yeast specially prepared for medicinal 
purposes. 

GUARANTEED ABSOLUTELY PURE. 

MIDGLEY & PARKINSON, LTD., 

WARREN WORKS, PUDSEY, LEEDS. 



DRIED MILK 

Large buyers of Full Cream, Half Cream, Separated, Milk 
Sugar, Whey Powder, Soluble Milk Casein, are invited to 
apply for samples and quotations, stating probable require- 
ments. Eight Creameries in Dorset, Somerset and Wilts. 

_ PRIDEAUX'S LTD.. MOTCOMBE. SHAFTESBURY, DORSET _ 




for Infants, and Adults of all ages. 



WELL ADVERTISED to the GENERAL PUBLIC. 

SAMPLES, ADVERTISING MATTER and SPECIAL 
DISPLAY TERMS ON APPLICATION TO: 

ROYAL FOOD MILLS, LONDON, N.16 



June 7, 1930 



THE CHEMIST AND DKUGGIST 

SnPFI.EMENT 



xvii 



TRADE 





Prunol 

h\ ■ PRONE JEUV- ] 



In Jars 

1/6 and 2/11 

From all 
Wholesalers 



MARK 



SAFE AND 
SIMPLE 



PRUNOU 

PRUNE JELLY 

NATURE'S FRUIT LAXATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS 



In response to many requests from 
Chemists we have decided to distribute the 

TRIAL SIZE 

through the Trade at the usual discounts. 
Your Wholesaler holds stocks of this size* 

40/- Boms Parcels, together with Display Carton, Wrapping Paper, 
and Prunol Booklets, are available through your Wholesale House. 

PRUNOL PRODUCTS Ltd. 21 Cockspur Street, 

fAone ; Reienf 1920 Wires :" Piunol, Westrand, London." LONDON, S.W.I 



Cremo - Carbonates 

(Tri'Carb-Cream-Mui/ord) 



Effective 
Nori'Caustic 
Palatable 




H. K. MULFORD 
Company, Ltd., 

Regent Arcade House, 
252 Regent Street, 
London, W.l. 



CREMO-CARBONATES presents certain unique features which 
warrant its preference whenever an antacid and corrective is 
indicated. For the first time the well-known protectives and 
antacids, bismuth, magnesia and lime, are supplied as a sus- 
pension of particles of colloidal dimensions. 

Its colloidal nature gives it maximum covering power superior 
to that of a mere mechanical mixture of bismuth, magnesium 
and calcium. 

CREMO-CARBONATES is a soothing antacid, corrective and 
digestant, particularly useful in the treatment of hyperacidity 
accompanied by flatulence and of any other conditions where 
there is excessive secretion of the gastric juices. 



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THE CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST 

SUPPLEMENT 



June 7, 1930 



THESE CHARMING CLOTHS, BEING 
SPECIALLY KNITTED, HAVE JUST 
SUFFICIENT ELASTICITY TO RENDER 
THEM DELIGHTFULLY SOFT IN USE, 
AND APPEAL INSTANTLY TO 
DISCRIMINATING 
BUYERS. 



DELIGHTFULLY ATTRACTIVE 

DISPLAY CARTONS 

PRINTED IN SEVEN COLOURS 
CONTAINING TWO DOZEN. 



DAINTY 
. and . 

DURABLE. 




Xuatersprlte 

FACE CL(|)THS 

MADE IN ENGLAND 

POPULAR PRICES. 

WHITE, with Coloured Borders. 



G220. 
G22I. 
G222. 
G223. 



Overlocked, Assorted Colours 



Shell-stitched, Assorted Colours 



and Cross-stitched 



and Cross-stitched 
COLOURED, with Coloured Borders. 



G224. 
G225. 



Overlocked, Assorted Colours, and Cross-stitched 
Shell-stitched „ „ . ,. 



4/- doz. 
4/6 „ 
5/3 „ 
5/9 „ 



5/6 doz 
6/- ,. 



SPECIAL ASSORTMENTS. 



G226. 
G227. 



Cartons containing 4 each of above 6 Numbers 10/6 per carton. 

6 „ G220, 222, 223, 224 1 0/3 ., „ 



Sole Manufacturers : 

^BkVlHtkS LIMITED 



T 



184-192 GOSWELL ROAD 
LONDON - - E.G.I 



FROM ALL WHOLESALERS. 

IF ANY DIFFICULTY IN OBTAINING SUPPLIES, WRITE US DIRECT. 



A profitable 
line for the 
Counter 

2S\ORVIC 



CREPE 



CARTON 
BANDAGES 



Protected Prices — Assured Profits 

Stocked hy all the leading wholesalers. 
Attractive showcards free cn request. 
Sole Manufacturers : — Grout & Co. Ltd., 35 Wood 
St., I.ondon, E.G.::. 



CREPE BANDAGES 





J. PILLISCHER, Ltd. 

88 New Bond St., W.l 

The International'^ 
Microscope 

IIVIPROVED MODEL 

2 Eye Pieces. % &| Object Glass 
Magnifying Power 50to420 diams. 

In case with lock and key. 

Sent free to any part of 
tlie World on remittance of 

£14:6:0 

The Lancet says: 
" We can conscien- 
tiously recommend 
it to all who really 
want a useful in- 
strument." 




Enquiries invited 
for all other kinds 
of Microscopes, 
Optical and other 
scientific instru- 
ments. 

15 GOLD MEDALS 

16 GRAND PRIX 



June 7, 1930 



THE CHEMIST AND DEUGGIST 

SUPPLEMENT 



xix 




ZIX-PADS 




THE 

"INSTANT RELIEF" 
PADS 

which show over 

38% PROFIT 

with 

BONUS 

supported by 

NATIONAL PRESS 
ADVERTISING 

Carriage PAID on all 
Orders - 



HINDERS ZIX-PADS T Id 

retail — per carton | 2 

SPECIAL WINDOW 
FEATURES 

Full particulars from 



CONTENTS 
8 pads for CORNS or 
4 pads for BUNIONS or 
4 pads for CALLOUSES 




IRENDEUISMS 



H in tiers Limited 



174,192 ESTCOURT ROAD, 
LONDON - - . S.W.6 



gS . The ^ 

^ public is asking 

for ^JEL^JL 

Cl^INICAL 
THERMOMETERS 

because they are :- 

GUARANTEED TO 
5^7?«r ACCURATE 

COIVSISTENTLT 
ADVERTISED 

.-.v. /is 




'0 

Jfadeby 



—'the name the 
public knozjs. 
G.H. z,EA,iu, rro., 

75& 77, StJohn St..Lon<lon,E.C.I. 






Ncrincil 
Lives 

The happiness and pros- 
perity of thousands of 
homes is maintained by 
the use of Rendell's. The 
chemist who supplies 
them enjoys an esteem it 
is difficult to over - 
estimate. 




KENDELL'S 

SOLUBLE QUININE PESSARIES 

Dignified display matter and in- 
teresting literature supplied free 
on application. Chemists every- 
where find them unrivalled for 
making new customers — perma- 
nent, profitable ones. You can 
get Rendell's from your whole- 
saler to retail at 2/6 (P.A.T.A.) 
per box. Remember the public 
will not accept substitutes. 

W J. REN DELL LTD. 

15, CHADWELL STREET, LONDON.EC. 



THE CHE^nST AXD DEUGGIST 

SUPPLEMENT 



J^^-E 7. 1930 



m 
M 

4S 



m 



We Are Still Executing Orders 



for the 



LACARNO 



MEDICATED 

TOILET 

ROLL 



WHY !!! 

BECAUSE IT IS ONLY OBTAINABLE 
FROM THE CHEMIST 



COSTS 
3° 

SELLS at 
6° 



COXTAIXS 
650 SHEETS 
PURE WHITE 
STXPHITE 
PAPER. 

12 oz. ROLLS. 



FREE 

DELIVERY. 

PACKED IN 
CARTONS. 

SAMPLE 
ROLL FREE. 



Soh ^lanufactitrers ! 

J.RUTHERFORD & Co. 

LIMITED, 

VICTORIA PAPER MULLS, 
VICTORIA ROAD, 
HOLLOWAY, LONT)ON, N.7 

Contractors to H.M. Government. 



fl3 

1 



GARDINER'S 

OVERALLS 

For CHEM ISTS & D RUGGISTS 

SEND FOR NEW ILLUSTRATED UST. 

Jackets and Coats of very superior quality, made from 
the mo=t reliable materials, smartly cut and thoroughly 
well finished in ever)- detail. 

WHITE DRILL JACKETS 6 11. 8 11. 10 

KHAKI DRILL COATS 6 11. 8 6. 10 6. 12 6. 14 
WHITE DRILL COATS 7 6, 9 6. 12 6. 13 6,13 

BLACK DRILL COATS 15 

GREY COTTON COATS 7 

I STOCK SIZES : 34 to 44 chest measure over v.-aist- 
ccat. Special pockets and little adjustments can be 
made without extra charge. POSTAGE on smsle coat 
9d but 20 - orders upwards carriase paid. SPECI.AL 
PRICES FOR LARGE QU.A.\TITIES. 

GARDINER 

& CO. {The Scotch House), LTD. 
1, 3, 5 Commercial Road, LONDON, E.l 

Tclethcne : Eishnfi!gate b75\. Eiichlisht<i-\»3^. < 

BRANCHES : - ' 

Deptford. Edgware Ec-ad, Woolwiefa, - ^ 
Clapham Junction and Kuightsbridge. 




TOWN TALK 

have itxcreas e d 



Get your share of the 
trade by ordering from 

JAMES WOOLLEY, SONS & CO., Ltd., 
Manchester 

AYRTON, SAUNDERS & Co., Ltd., Liverpool 
BROOKS & WARBURTON American Drug 
Suppl; Co.), Ltd. 



Town Talk Polish Co. 

Whitby St., Bradford Road, Manchester 




JryE 7, 1930 



THE CHEMIST AND DEUGGIST 

SUPPLEMENT 



KOTEX SAYS 




Sow well and 
reap a good harvest 



'HE farmer knows all about it. 
He can count on the co- 
operation of sun and rain. 
The soil is there for him to work. By 
careful tilling he can grow as good 
grain in his two-acre field as his big 
neighbour with a dozen acres. Much 
depends on the manner of his sowing 
and the methods he adopts. 
We are also engaged in sowing and 
reaping. Time and money spent in 
study and experiment before KOTEX 
was evolved in its present form — is 
so much SOWING. 
Then, the task of bringing it widely 
to the attention of the women pubUc — 
is so much SOWING. 

THE CONDITIONS 
ARE RK3HT FOR YOU. 

Now is the time to look to the han-est. 
Inborn in most people is the desire 
to have the best that monev can buv. 
KOTEX offers the best of its kind. 
Every month 7,000,000 women buy it. 
These figures are considerable and the 
demand is ever growing. 



A LITTLE SOWING 
EFFORT IS REQUIRED. 

Not much — for a good bit has already 
been done. Aiost women in your 
neighbourhood have seen our adver- 
tising. They would like to buy 
KOTEX, but they will not get it 
until they see it in your shop. 

SO WHY NOT 

REAP YOUR SHARE? 

Ovir free-of-charge metal counter stand 
is what you need. Fill it with wrapped 
packages and place it where it can be 
seen. Women folk prefer to help 
themselves and pay. 

This silent sen'ice is sowing goodwill, 
and your business will reap the benefit. 
Women's appreciation of this practical 
courtesy makes them your permanent 
customers. 

The great thing is to let women 
know that you stock KOTEX, so that 
they need not ask. Selling talk is 
imnecessarv. 



KOTEX LIMITED 

78 Salusbury Road 
London, N.W.6 



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THE CHEMIST AND DEUGGIST 

SUPPLEMENT 



Juke 7, 1930 




Rudduck 
& Co. 

Shop Fitters 

and 

Shop Front 
Builders 

219 Old St. 
London 
E.C.1 

Estimates and 
Plans free of 
charge. 



Solves 

the 
Tooth 
Brush 
Question 

Tooth Brushes 
have always been 
a difficult line 
to serve, but 
with the aid 
of this Stand 
customers 
can serve 
themselves. 

No. CDSF 2851— Very attractive COUNTER DISPLAY 

STAND. Constructed of mild steel finished Silver colour 
and complete with four clear glass trays size iii 7 I in. 
Each tray is slightly sloped rendering the goods easy to see and 
select from. The overall height is 15^ in., width 12 in., back 
to front 15 in. 

22/6 each complete. 

Sejid for a copy of our new full ^i-page List 
No. CD 1 1 80, free on request. 

DUDLEY & COMPANY LIMITED 

451 HoUoway Road, London, N.7 

City Shoiurooms : 65-66, Fore Street, B.C. 





There is a 

Special Envelope 

for your 

particular problem 

NOT a mere variation of 
an ordinary envelope but 
something specially devised 
to solve your own difficulty. 

Let us know your problem and 
we will provide our solution. 

^BIRMINGHAM ENVELOPE CO., LTD. 

Birenco Works, 
41-43 Fleet Street, Birmingham. 



Ju^'E 7, 1930 



THE CHEMIST AND DEUGGIST 

SUPPLEMENT 



xxiii 




She 0f the Crooked Steeple ai\6 



C,oods xuell packed apc half sold, and casien s^ellinq 
means mor»e sales. . , . ^ 

UJe hayc expert bqx. oesiqnevfs who speciause in. 
oesiqnmq boxes U>mm ane $al<»meu a$wcll as pacUaqe^. 
If therefore uou hqve antj packinq troubles send ihem 
to CHESTERFIELD Vfhcrc our 90 -uears expenienGe 
IS at ifour disposal, 



ROBINSON SlSONS, LTD. WHEATBRIDCE MILLS.CHESTERFIELD. 

MANUFACTURERS OF ROUND. OVAL, SQUARE AND FOLDING CARDBOARD BOXES. 



900 WorUevs arc cnvploxjed in the aboVc -factories. 




Make displays and attract 
custom. Order your 
stock to-day and apply for 
free advertising matter. 

DRUMMER 
DYES 



EDGES 



BOLTON 



London OfUce : 
EWING HOUSE, 73/4, CHISWELL STREET. LONDON, E.C.1 



CELLOPHANE 



The ideal transparent wrapping absolutely 
harmless, air and grease proof, as used by all 
the leading Perfumers, Soap Manufacturers, 
etc., etc., for wrapping Soaps, Drugs, Tablets, 
Bath Crystals, Perfumery, Surgical Dressings, 
Sponges, Puffs, Soothers, Tooth Brushes and 
all Articles of Toilet. 



Cellophane can be had in sheets, all sizes and 
colours ; also in the shape of Bags, Discs, 
Envelopes printed or not, allowing the con- 
tents to be seen by transparency. 

Cellophane wrapped goods look better- 
keep better— sell better. 

Cellophane protects, beautifies, and adds 
the quality touch. 

Prices, Samples and Particulars from 

The CELLOPHANE COR«>ANY LTD. 
7, 8 and 9 Bird Street, LONDON, W.l 

Aljc 305-7 PRODUCE EXCHANGE, MANCHESTER. 
35 MILLER STREET. GLASGOW. 



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THE CHEMIST AND DEUGGIST 

SUPPLEMENT 



Jl'^e 7, 1930 



BATTLES 



SHEEP 
DIPS 



Specially packed for the Chemists' Trade. 

POWDER. PASTE & LIQUIDS GrSoZt). WEED KILLERS. WORM 
KILLERS. LAWN SAND. DISINFECTANTS. SUPERFINE LYSOL. 

WARBLE SMEARi quote you for your lequirements, 

BATTLE, HAYWARD & BOWER, Victoria Chemical Works, LINCOLN. 



KILLING 

for PROFIT 



8 oz. size 21- 
16/9 per dozen 

16 oz. size 3/- 
25/6 per dozen 

ythographed Guaranteed 
Handsprayeis 2/6 each 
21/- per dozen. 



R E X 

LIQUID INSECT KILLER 



There are good profits 
for yon in the war on 
flies and other insect 
pests — if you sell REX 
— the quickest, cleanest 
and surest killer on the 
market. British, 
Guaranteed to kill and 
better than all imita- 
tions. 

Send _ 3'our order TO- 
DAY to securearrestinn; 
FREE 6 COEOUR . 
WINDOW. DISPEAY. 



TIBO PRODUCTS (INTERNATIONAL), 
Audrey House, Ely Place E.C.I, 



LTD., 



"DOGGIE on the DOLE" 

A prominent chemist in Stratford-on-Avon, writes : — 
" 15th March, 1930. You will be pleased to know that 
two farmers in particular gave their premises such a 
thorough dressing with RODINE in the Autumn that no 
rats have been seen since. In previous 3-ears I have been 
in great demand with my dog when ricks were being 
thrashed. This year I went once and had a blank day. 
The result is our dog (a wire-haired terrier) is out of work 
and will have to go on the ' dole.' Joking apart, rats are 
scarce. Customers know RODINE and use it promptly." 

RODINE CLEARS 
OUT THE RATS 

The Poison that 

punishes the Rats. 

That pensions off the 
Dogs and Cats. 

With profit 
To the Customer 
and the Chemist. 



Sole 

Maker : — 

T.HARLEY 

M.P.S. 
RodineWorks, 

PERTH, 
SCOTLAND. 




CHEMISTS' FITTINGS 

OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. 
NEW AND SECONDHAND. 



F. MAUND & E. BERG (SHOWCASES) LTD., 
175/9 and 336 OLD STREET, LONDON, E.C.I 



VETERINARY COUNTER PRACTICE. Price 7s. 6d. net,, 
by post 8s. 

DISEASES AND REMEDIES. Price 5s., by post 5s. 3d. 
THE PHOTOGRAPHIC CHEMIST. Price 3s. 6d., by post 



8d. 



IHE "CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST," 28 Essex Street, W.C.2 



Print More 



Sell More" 



To no other field of activity 
does this Printer's Slogan 
apply with greater force 
than to Chemists' Printing 



} t o i I 

CARTONS : LABELS : ENVELOPES 




Broughton Market, EDINBURGH 



June 7, 1930 



THE CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST 

SUPPLEMENT 



SPRAY 




KILLS FLIES, 
MOSQUITOES, 
ETC. 



Leaves no nasty smell 
Does not stain 



RETA.u 1/6 & 2/9 

Write for generous trade 
terms and show-matter 

TOMLINSON & 

HAYWARD, Ltd. 

Mfg. Chemists 

LINCOLN 



THErc9lkc\i flies 
YOU catch profits 

ifh 



^^^r ^^^^^ . ■ jir?j?ffi7!?.''^ m iR 



-THE WORLDS BEST FLY- CATCHER 

/ The Wasp Flyband way is the 
quickest, surest and most hygienic 
way of destroying flies. Every 
customer satisfied. Stock always 
fresh and saleable. Profits good and 
brisk. Order your supphes NOW. 

Manufaclurei by 
F. W. HAMPSHIRE & CO. (1927), LTD., 
SUNNYOALE WORKS - DERBY. 




BEAUTIFUL 
SHpWCARD . . . 

will attract every dog owner 
to your window 

A painting by Arthur Wardle has been 
reproduced in full colours on a bevelled 
Showcard, measuring 10" x 8" 
Every third person who passes your Pharmacy 
is a dog owner and will willingly give 
some attention to this picture 

BOB MARTIN'S 

TASTELESS 

CONDITION POWDERS 

A complete range of Bob Martin dog preparations 
can be had for 

18/4 

The retail price of this parcel is £i 7s. — and the 
display material sent with it includes the Show- 
card, dummy display outers and counter slips. 



Tlie contents of the 

■DISPLAY 18/4 PARCEL are: 

2 doz. 6d. Bob Martin's Tasteless Condition Powders 
i doz. Small Strength 1/lOi 



3,9 



Medium 
i „ Large „ 

A doz. Cd. Distemper Powders 

J ,, Od. Worm Powders 

I „ Od. Worm Tablets 

i „ II- '92 Ointment 

J ,, Cid. Cleausfur 

J „ 6d. Chalk Blocks 

i „ Cd. Antiseptic Dog Soap 



Carriage paid in the U nited- Kingdom 



d. 

6 
10 

1'. 

ll 

3' 

n 
3' 
n 



BOB MARTIN LTD 

Dog j\Iedici)ie ^lanttfacturers since 1892 

SOUTHPORT Lanes. 




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THE CHEMIST AND DKUGGIST 

SUPPLEMENT 



June 7, 1930 




NEW PATENT 

Blutergess Sifting Machine 

ASK FOR PARTICULARS 

SIEVES 
WIR E GAU ZES 

STEVENS & MANNING 

68 SUMNER STREET, LONDON, S.E.I 



HOP 3536 



(Southwark Bridge) 

USIEVEIT—Boro— London 



We stock DECORATED TINS for .— 



rilliaiitiiiie 



Kindly write for free samples and prices. 



THE CALDICOT TIN STAMPING WORKS LTD □ 

CALDICOT, Nr. CHEPSTOW. Mon. ® 




Write us for list of 
Ball Mills, Disintegra- 
tors, Millstones and 
Mills, Drum Sieves, 
Drying Machinery, etc. 

Wm. GARDNER 
Bristol Road - 

Tel. Gloucester 2288 (2 lines). 



Gardner's "Rapid" Sifter 
and Mixer gives a perfect 
blend. The special In- 
ternal Agitator ensures 
accurate sifting and mix- 
ing of materials, irrespec- 
tive of the diversity of 
their proportions ; if 
necessary, |-oz. can be 
perfectly blended with 
hundredweights. 



& Sons (Gloucester) Ltd. 

- Gloucester 

Grams : Gardner, Gloucester, 




Reaction Kettles, 
Distilling Apparatm, 
Evaporators. 
Jacketed Kettles. 
Jacketed Tilting Ketth 
Enamelled Tanks. 
Enamelled Containers, 



JtFNE 7, 1930 



THE CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST 

SUPPLEMENT 



xxvii 



M^uld cheap, n 
delivery assist 
your business ? 

/fso, read this 
experience 
of the 

RALEICIi 

CARRIER CYC 



"ft . 

"^ie A ^"'/.of '"'then, 
^^"^ their 



Co. 



SPECIFICATION 

FRAMES. 22 In. and 24 in. Low bottom bracket 
NAME PLATE. As Illustrated, 30 letters each 

side free. 
TYRES. Dunlop Clipper Carrier, 
SADDLE. Brooks' P205. 

FORK. Specially strengthened with girder 
supports. 

CARRIER. Tubular, built to frame, 18in. X 
12 in. 20 iruXK in. carrier can be 
supplied at an extra charge of 3/6. Flat- 
platform Carrier, 18in. > !2in., coniplete 
with straps, but without basket, optional. 

MUDGUARDS. Wide section with double 
detachable stays. 

FINISH. Plain black " All-weather." 

Complete with basket, as illustrated, 
without lid or handle. 

Basket supplied with lid and/or handle at a small 
extra cost. 



£9 lOs. cash 

or liy easy payments 

Send for full particulars and address of nearest agent. 

THE RALEIGH CYCL.E CO. LD., NOTTINGHAM. 



xxviii 



THE CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST 

SUPPLEMENT 



June 7, 1930 



DRY BOTTLE CAPS 



Superfine 

Self-sealing 

Distinctive 




All sizes and 
Golours,Clear 
& Opaque 



An unrivalled 
British Product 



Special low rates 
for large contracts 



The London Capsule Co., Empire works, Mitcham Road, CROYDON 

'Phone : Thornton Heath 3014. 
Australasian FRANK HAMBRIDGE, 22 Bridge Street, Sydney. 




fiUSS BOTTLES and JARS 

OF EVERY DESC'EIPTIOJv 



Cannon Pyramid Panelled 
Essence Miniature Miniature 
Please ask for PRICE LIST of STOCK LINES 

Pedestal 

WnVc or 'phone Mansion Home 490 1 (8 Lines) Oil 

L. LePersonne & Co. 

(Es^b. 1888) 

99 CANNON STREET - LONDON, E.C.4 

(Slrktly IVholcsale. Home and ExtJOit Trade.) 




MEDipALS 

BUY YOUR 

GLASS BOTTLES 



Wm. HANSON & SONS Ltd. 

(MANUFACTURERS) 

AND BE SURE OF 

GOOD QUALITY at LOW PRICES 

ROSEGROVE, BURNLEY 

Phone : 3307. 

VARNISH syj^-|-|;i-3 



LARGE STOCKS OF 



5^ 



MACHINE-MADE DISPENSING 

PHIALS. PANELS, COUGH MIXTURES, &c. 



LOW PRICES QUOTED ON APPLICATION. 

FREDK. YOULEMDN ''''--'l^^r^Ij"'''''"'- 

68 BASINGHALL STREET, LONDON, E.C.2. 



'Phone: Metropolitan 4q20. 



Telegrams : " Youldon, Ave. London." 



June 7, 1930 



THE CHEMIST AND DEUGGIST 



sxix 



The most 

^ profitable 



night 



sfilesinjiii 

>«. ^ 5^-^ 



Inviting customers at aSE hours of the 
day and night, the B.A.V. machine can be 
relied upon to substantially increase your 
turnover and profits. 

It shows to the best advantage quick- 
selling lines at 6d. and i/-. The B.A.V. 
machine is not only a most EFFICIENT 
salesman, but is also a discriminating sales- 
man, who protects your takings. 

Compare the B.A.V. with any other 
machine and you will find it unequalled for 
safety and efficiency. 



British Automatic Vendors, Limited, 
have never made a pubHc issue of capital 
and their shares are not subject to market 
deaUngs or Stock Exchange speculation. 
Neither the Company nor any of its 
directors has ever had any connection with 
any automatic machine company whose 
shares have been offered to the public. 




possible ! 




BRITISH AUTOMATIC VENDORS, Ltd. 

60 HOLBORN VIADUCT, LONDON, E.C.I 



HEAD OFFICE & 
SHOWROOMS : 

SHEFFIELD 
I'insley Road 



'PHONE : 
CENTRAL 8610 



Branch Offices and Showrooms; 
BIRMINGHAM NEWf:A.STLE 
34 Digbeth Union Buikiings, St. John.' 



Street 



GLASGOW 
255 High Street 



XXX 



THE CHEMIST AND DEUGGIST 

SUPPLEMENT 



June 7, 1930 




Pharmaceutical Glassware of all kinds 

DISPENSING BOTTLES 
CHEMISTS* SHOP BOTTLES 
INFANTS' FEEDING BOTTLES 
SOXHLET BOTTLES. EYE-BATHS 

Designers & Manufacturers of Glassware 
for Perfumes, Cosmetics and Bath Salts 

SPRINKLER NECK BOTTLES 
WHITE OPAL AND ROSE PINK 
FROSTED GLASSWARE 

Colours WHITE FLINT, MEDICAL TINT, PALE GREEN. 
ACTINIC GREEN, AMBER, BLUE and ART COLOURS 



All our Manufacture is of the Highest Quality 



WOOD BROTHERS GLASS CO., LTD. 

(established 1828) 

BARNSLEY - - - ENGLAND 



[66/301 



THE CHEMISITOD DRUGQST 



JUNE 7, 193) 



SUPPLEMENT 

This Supplement IS inserted in everjr copy of The Chemist & Druggist: 



28 ESSEX ST. 
LONDON, W.C.2 



THE CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST SUPPLEMENT 

REVISED ADVERTISEMENT TARIFF. 



Businesses Wanted and for Disposal, Premises to Let, 
Goods for Sale and Agencies — 6/- for 50 words ; every 
additional 10 words or less, 6d. 

SITUATIONS OPEN— 6/- for 40 worda ; every additional 
10 words or less, 6d. 



Legal Notices, Tenders, Auctions, and all specially-spaced 
announcements, 1/3 per nonpareil line (12 lines = 1 inch 
single column). 

Miscellaneous (Wholesalers ') Section for odd and second- 
hand lots — 10/- for 60 words; 1/- for every additional 
10 words or less. 

SITUATIONS WANTED— 2/- for 18 words; every addi- EXCHANGE COLUMN (for Retailers, etc.)— Twopence 

tional 10 words or less, 6d. I . per word, minimum 2/-. 

BOX NUMBER. 

In each case replies may be addressed to a registered number or nom-de-plume, c/o this OfiSce, at a charge of 1/- extra for each 
advertisement. 

PAYMENT. 

All Advertisements are prepaid, so that remittance must accompany instructions in each case. If it be necessary to telephone Ot 
telegraph an urgent announcement this may be done, provided the money Is telegraphed at the same time. 

THE CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST, 28 Essex Street, Strand, LONDON, W.C.2. 

Telephone : Central 6565 (8 lines). Telegrams: " Chemicus, Estrand London." 



ALL ADVERTISEMENTS INTENDED FOR 
INSERTION IN THIS SUPPLEMENT 



CLOSING FOR PRESS. 

FIRST POST THURSDAY MORNING. 



MUST 
NOT LATER THAN 



CHEMISTS' TRANSFERS. 

1. — LONDON, W.C.— General Retail and Dispensing Business, 
with Kodak Agency; returns last year exceeded £3,000; present 
rate £65 weekly; gross profit 40 per cent.; double-fronted shop, 
well fitted in mahogany and fully stocked; rent £200; lease 
3 8 years; terms, valuation of stock and fixtures, plus an agreed 
sum for goodwill, about £2,000 in all; this is a genuine busi- 
ness and worth attention. 

2. — HERTS (Few Miles Out).— Family Retail and Dispensing 
Business, with small amount ot N.H.I.; returns approach £2,000 
per annum, with net profit exceeding £600; estimated value of 
stock and fixtures £800; living accommodation; rent £75, rising 
to £100; held on lease; price to be arranged. 

3. — LONDON, E. (Main Road).— Old-established Cash Retail 
end Dispensing Business, with Kodak Agency and N.H.I. ; 
situate in busy main road; returns about £4,500 per annum; 
large double-fronted shop, well fitted and stocked; flat over; 
long lease; quick sale essential. 

4. — NORTH-WEST SUBURB.— General Ret^iil and Dispensing 
Business, with Kodak Agency; returns exceed £2,000 per 
annum, with gross profit approaching £700; attractive shop; 
stock and fixtures worth about £650; comfortable residence; 
held on lease; price about £900; for immediate disposal owing 
to death of owner. 

■ 5.-MIDDLESEK (Growing Suburb).— General Retail Business, 
with Kodak Agency; established by vendor about seven years 
ago; reiurns, 1929, £1,470; double-fronted shop, in main road, 
very well fitted and stocked; convenient living accommodation, 
recently redecorated; net rent £85; held on lease; price to be 
arranged. . 

6. — KENT (Suburban).— Working-class Retail and Dispensing 
Business recently established; retarns between £26 and £30 
■weekly, with scope for increase; double-fronted shop; stock and 
fixtures worth about £300; vendor owns the property and will 
sell same for £1,900, £1,450 of which can remain on mortgage; 
price for business, v-aluo of stotk and fixtures. 

7. — SOUTHERN CATHEDRAL CITY.— General Retail Busi- 
ness; returns last' year £2,534, with net profit £711; double- 
fronted shop; main road; very well fitted; stock worth £1,060; 
valuable lease; terms, one year's net profit plus value of stock 
and fittings; owner retiring. 

Messrs. O. & Co. desire to emphasize the necessity of 
a periodical Statement of Account by which means 
alone Profit, the Value of Business, &c.,can be 
determined. Involving as this does the labour of 
Stocktaking and Valuation, it is often omitted and 
eventuallybecomeg confusion and loss. 



Messrs. Orridge & Co., 56 Ludgate Hill, EX. 

Telephone No. : CITY 2283. 

May be consulted at their Offices on matters of Sale, Purchase and Valuatloil 

8. — KENT COAST. -General Reltail and Dispensing Business, 
with Kodak Agency; returns £3,800 per annum (£800 from 
Optical); double-fronted corner shop, fitted in mahogany and 
>vell stocked; rent £80 per annum; private house available if 
required; vendor will sell the Chemist's business apart from 
Optica] if so desired; our client is desirous ot selling forthwith 
and will meet a purchaser reaso'uably ; farther details on 
application. 

9. -.SOUTHERN HEALTH RESORT.-Good-class Retail and 
Dispensing Business; es'tablished many years; returns exceed 
£2,850, with gross profit approximat-ely £1,200; double-fronted 
shop, well fitted and stocked; extremely good house, which can 
be sub-!let tto cover the whole of rent if so desired; long lease; 
price to be arranged; this business offers scope for increase 
under more modem management. . - • 

10. — DORSET COAST.— Cash Retail and Dispensing Business; 
returns last year. £3,255, with net profit £940; large double- 
fronted shop . with five windows; well fitted and, stocked; 
e.leven-roomed house, with greenhouse and private entrance; rent 
£250; new lease; price £3,000. 

11. — HOME COUNTY.— Good-class Family Business, with 
Kodak Agency; very old-established; returns, present rate, 
exceed £3,000 per annum; net profit last year £625; well-fitted 
shop; -good siff.leablle stock; large house;- private entrance; in 
connection with the business there is freehold property pro- 
ducing £130 per annum rental; further details on application. 

12. — HAMPSHIRE (New Estate).— Newly-esta Wished Business; 
returns from £12 to £21 weekliy, with scope for increase; good 
living accommodation; new lease will be granted at £120 per 
annum, or the property may be purchased; (price of business 
about £450. 

13. — WARWICKSHIRE.— Thr-ee Businesses for DisposaJ; 
returns last year £2,439, £2,371 and £1,335 respectively, plus 
£1,563 from D. & P.; vendor will sell separatWy if desired; 
further details on appli-cation. . . 

1^ .-NORTH COUNTRY.— Unopposed Mixed Country Busi- 
ness, with N.H.I. ; returns approach £40 weekly; average net 
profit £500 per annum; good living acoommodaition; outhouses 
and garden; vendor owns the property and wishes to sell same; 
price required for business £900. 

Messrs. O. & Co. are 
prepared to under- 
take these essential 
duties and make 
SPECIAL TERMS 
for such service. 



Valuations for Stocktaking 



ORRIDGE & CO., S6 LUDGATE HILL, LONDON, E.C.4 



THE CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST SUPPLEMENT 



June 7, 193a 




'Phone: Walsall 3774. 



3 ST. PAUUS CLOSE, WALSALL. 



CHEMISTS' VALUER AND 
TRANSFER AGENT 



XJAS a comprehensive LIST 
OF BUSINESSES FOR 
SALE and can assist you in 
selecting a suitable opening for 
investment. 



T F you are desirous of SELL- 
ING YOUR BUSINESS 
Ernest J. George can assist 
you. Your interests will be safe- 
guarded. If desired a visit could 
be made. Groups of shops are 
of interest. 



"IIIZHEN you are faced with 
^^the PROBLEM OF 
STOCKTAKING Ernest J. 
George can give you expert 
assistance. The Script says : 
"We have tried him, he is 
economical, and what a lot of 
worry it saves to have your 
records sent back to you com- 
plete." 

Therefore write to Ernest J, 
George, mark your letter 
" Private" and rest assured 
that you have called in com- 
petent and expert assistance. 



Enquiries are invited from Chemists requiring 
businesses with a statement of requirements. 

The following businesses have been investi- 
gated and fullest particulars can be given on 
application to 3 St. Paul's Close, Walsall, 
Tel. 3774, or 34 Marksbury Avenue, Rich- 
mond. Tel. 2210 Richmond. 

1. — London, E. — Deatli vacancy. Unopposed 
position in rapidly growing district. N.H.I., Photo, 
and good prescribing. Present returns £20 per week, 
capable ot quick increase under working pliarmacist. 
Good house in, excellent repair. Price CS50. 

2. — London, E. — Good position in thickly populated 
district, doing ^30 per week, plus 450 N.H.I, per month. 
Kodak, Ucal, and prescribing. No near opposition. 
Lock-up, with back parlour. Rent 25s. per week. 
Live chemist could increase. Price ^650. 

3. — London, E. — Main road position; new double- 
fronted shop, doing £1,560 per annum, under manage- 
ment. Good house in first-class condition. 21 years' 
lease. Rent £130. Photo, Optics, Ucal. Could be 
developed by energetic pharmacist. Price £1,250. 

4. — London, S.E. — Death vacancy. Opportunity 
occurs to acquire old-established Family and Dispens- 
ing business, with living accommodation. Present turn- 
over about £2,000. N.H.I,, Photo, Ucal. Price £1,500. 

5. — Devonshire Health Resort. — Thickly populated 
and growing suburb. Turnover £1,400, Net Profit 
£370. N.H.I, and private Dispensing. Good D. iSi P. 
Summer takings average £23, Winter £30 to £65. 
Stock and Fittings estimated £500. Rent ^40, rising 
to £50. Optional Lease of 7, i4,~to 21 year's. Lock- 
up Shop, House available if required. £850. 

6. — Good Dispensing Business in North West 
London, doing £3,000 to £3,500. Heavy Saleable 
Stock, well fitted. Profits round £750. Part purchase 
money could remain by arrangement. £4,500. 

7. — Herts. — Country business. Turnover £2,100. 
No opposition, Lock-up Shop, Rent £1 weekly. Stock 
and Fittings estimated £850. Ingoing £1,100. 

S. — Midlands. — Rent and Rates £1 weekly. Work- 
ing-class business doing about £23 weekly, with fair 
N.H.L, Stock and Fixtures estimated £500. Ingoing 
£550 or offer. Owner has bought larger business. 

g. — Staffordshire. — Death vacancy. Working-class 
district, Kodak -Igency and N.H.I. Turnover £500, 
but can be doubled with enterprise and attention. 
Good living accommodation. Suit newly qualified 
man with small capital. £185 for quick Sale. 

10. — Irish Holiday Resort. — Well-established 
business, turnover about £1,700, including Dentistry. 
Owner retiring and willing to sell business and property, 
the actual value being represented by the figures 
stated. Splendid opportunity for Chemist with dual 
qualification. 

11. — Hants. — Holiday Resort. Good business 
doing £1,400 in shopping district. Net profit over 
£300. Lease at £ijo, plus rates ; lock-up. Price for 
Goodwill £300. Stock and Fixtures at valuation. 

12. — Derbyshire. — Old established business with 
Wine Licence, N.H.I., doing £35 to £40 weekly. House 
attached. Lease at £65 per annum. Proprietor 
retiring. Fittings and Stock valued at £1,000. Will 
sell at £1,250, or on the basis of £300 lor Goodwill, 
and Stock and Fixtures at valuation. 

13. — Worcestershire. — Small business with scope 
for qualified man, at present doing £10 weekly, but 
can be doubled very soon. 21 years' lease at i6s. 6d. 
per week, with sub-let of 5s. per week to doctor. Owner 
selling on account of other commitments. Handsome 
front, well-litted shop. £250 required for ingoing. 



June 7, 1930 THE CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST SUPPLEMENT xxxiii 



The Association of Manfg.Cliemists, Ltd. 

Business Agency, Transfer & Valuation Department 

Head Offices — ^Kimberley House, Holborn Viaduct, London, 

E.C.I (and at 2 Biztetb Street, Liverpool). 
PARKIN S, BOOTH, Valuer. 'Phone: City 1261-2-3 

BUSINESSES FOR DISPOSAL 

1— LONDON, S.W.— For immediate disposal, very old-estab- 
lished Chemist's Business; double-fronted lock-up shop and base- 
ment; held on lease 14 years, to run at rental of £100 per 
annum; Dental Surgery at rear let off at £60 per annum; 
returns average £50 per week; stock approximately £1,000; 
price for quick sale £1,650 all at, (39) 

2— LONDON, N.7.— Old-established Optical Business, com- 
bining recently established Pharmacy, held on lease with 14 
years to run at a rental of £250 p.a., of which £135 is let on 
lease; returns £28 per week; very large shop, dispensary and 
sight-testing room, situate in busy main road; no opposition 
for some distance. Further particulars on application. (42) 

3. — LEEDS.— Old-established Business for quick disposal, 
situate in busy main thoroughfare; returns average £30 per 
weeic; property for sale, consisting of 2 houses and one shop; 
one house sub-let at lOs. 6d. per week; price for property £950; 
price for business £550, all at. Further particulars on appli- 
cation, (37) 

4. — LIVERPOOL.— General Retail Business, with N.H.I. ; 
established many years; turnover for year ended March 31 
£1,340, plus N.H.I. £380; with capable supervision this could 
be considerably increased; tenancy yearly at rental of £75 per 
annum, plus rates; price asked £500, plus stock at valuation 
(approximately £475). (40) 

5. — LONDON, S.W.— Recently-established Retail Dispensing 
Business premises on 15 years' lease at £150 per annum, of 
which part is sub-let at £104 per annum; returns 1929, £1,932, 
all cash: Kodak and U.C..\.L. Agencies; price for quick sale 
£1,100 all at, or £750, plus s.a.v. (approximately £425). (41) 

6. — LINCS.— Established Dispensing and Retail Business for 
quick Disposal lin important town; 17| years' lease to run at 
£200 per annum; returns average £50 per week; very laige 
shop, situate in main thoroughfare; specially recommended. 

7. — SURREY.— Good-class, well-established Family Retail Dis- 
pensing Business, with Kodak Agency; situate in high-class resi- 
dential suburb, premises consisting of corner shop with excel- 
lent dwelling accommodation; held on lease 14 years at £150 
per annum; shop well fitted and up-to-date high-class stock 
carried; returns average £40 per week; price for quick sale 
£2,000, or £500 lease and goodwill, plus stock and fixtures at 
valuation. (36) 



BERDOE & FISH 

CHEMISTS' VALUERS AND TRANSFER AGENTS. 
41 Argyle Square, KING'S CROSS, W.CJ 

(One minute from St. Pancras and King's Cross Stations.) 

1. — BOURNEMOUTH.— Good Light Retail Dispensing and 
Photographic Business, in fast growing residential district; 
plenty of scope; net profit averages £500; modem pharmacy, 
with house; owner retiring; price £1,500, or offer. 

2. — EAST YORKS.— Old-established Light Cash Retail, in busy 
town; returns about £2,150; audited accounts; low rent; good 
house and shop; same hands many years; price £850; little 
more than valuation. 

3. ~HAMPSHIRE (Market Town).— Good-class Family Retail 
and Dispensing Business; returns average £1,830; audited 
accounts; modern pharmacy; good position; fully stocked; price 
£1,400. 

4. — SOUTH COAST.— Good-class Retail Dispensing and Photo- 
graphic, in main shopping street, close to sea; returns under 
manager £2,000; good profits; large shop, modern fitted and 
fully stocked; price £1,500. 

5. — ESSEX COAST.— Unopposed Light Retail, with Kodak 
Agency; returns £700; qualified Chemist could do £1,000; 
low rent; good house, garden and garage; large shop; well 
stocked; price £400. 

6. — CHESHIRE.— Unopposed Light Country Retail, returning 
about £1,000; good profits; plenty of scope; good house 
attached; every convenience; illness sole cause of sale; price, 
with freehold, £1,050. 

7. — NOREOLK.— Unopposed Mixed Village Business, returning 
last year £1,059; sole cause of sale health reasons; good eight- 
roomed house, garage and over quarter-acre of fruit and flower 
garden; stock and fixtures worth £500; price £600. 

8. — ESSEX (Few Miles Out).— Profitable Light Retail and Pre- 
scribing Business, in growing district, unopposed; returns £16 
weekly, under elderly manager; will do much more; good house, 
garden and garage; stock and fixtures worth £500; price £650. 

9. — GOLDERS GREEN.— Good-class Family Retail and Dis- 
pensing; returns about £2,000, under manager; good profits; 
handsome pharmacy, with flat over; long lease; offers invited; 
must be sold. 

10. — LONDON, S.E.— Sound Cash Retail, with Kodak Agency 
and N.H.I. ; returns £1,550; net profit £480; audited accounts; 
house attached; low rent; long lease; fully stocked; price £1,150. 

11. — HACKNEY.— Profitable Light Cash Retail, with N.H.I, 
and Photo; present returns £1,500; good profits; large shop; 
good position; well stocked; price £850; trial allowed. 

Estab. 1870. Telephone : Terminus 5574. 



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NO PERSONAL SURETIES or GUARANTORS are required. 
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June 7, 1930 



OME 
SHOP TO LET 

roH YOUR TRADE 

N£W MAIN ROAD PARADE 
MIDST 14000 INHABITANTS 
m N&AR OPPOSITION - 
ATTRACTIVE R6NTALS 

WELL HALL PARADE 

WELL HALL Re ELTMAM/iP. 

Resident Sales Manager 

m CPEMBERTON. FLAT SS'* /Ibove S/k^s. 

Or DETAILS From .- 

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JOHN BRIERLEY,F.N,A.A. 

CHEIVIiSTS' VALUER and TRANSFER AQENT 

135 Queen Street, l^ewton Heath, MAi^CHESTER 

Liverpool (near), returns £1,400 p.a., house, price £750. 
Manchester, returns £1.150 p.a., main road, liouse, price £450. 
Others, Cheshire, Blackpool, S. Yorlis,Nonoll<, Peak District 
ami S. Wales. 

' Valuations by fully quaiifieil staff." {Tel.: Failswortli 113.) 



BUSil^ESSES FOR PgSFOSAL. 

BIRMINGHAM.— Established Pharmacy; maia read; good 
living accommodation; rent £57 ptr anaum; takings 
average last 3 ycArs £25 per week; stock and fixtures, recent 
valuation, £1,054; accept £700 for quick sale. 137/31, Office 
of this Paper. 

BOrRNEMOUTH.-Genuine old-established Chemist's Busi- 
ness; main road; near station; turnover £1,600 per annum; 
only £250, stock at valuation. Runisey & Rumsey, Estate 
Agents, Bournemouth. 

BOURNEMOUTH.— Light Retail and Dispensing Business for 
disposal; turnover £1,600; profits good; rent of good house 
and shop £110; lease; stock and fixtures approximately £1,000; 
now is the time for season trade and best 3 months of the year; 
price, lease and goodwill against net profit, and stock and fix- 
tures, at valuatiOB, or near cash offer. " Troch," 138/7, Office 
of this Paper. 

DERBTSHIRE.— A genuine offer owing to illness, a good- 
class Country Business for Sale; opened 18 months ago; 
returns for first 12 months £700, including 1,500 N.H.I. ; Kodak 
Agency; large scope for Optics; rent £30; held on 14 years' 
lease; stock and fixtures at valuation, plus goodwill. What 
offers? 136/24, Office of this Paper. 

DERBYSHIRE.— General Retail, with Kodak Agency; average 
returns £5,100 per annum; net profit £800; yearly tenancy 
at moderate rental; good position; easily worked; opening for 
Optics and N.H.I. ; good price required for a sound business. 
Inquiries from bona-fide applicants only. 136/33, Office of this 
Paper. 

HAMPSTEAD.— C^eneral Retail and Dispensing; returns over 
£2,000 jjer annum; fine shop; well fitted; excellent stock; 
good living accommodation; long lease; price £900; exceptional 
opportunity. Prc-ston.?, Valuers, 29 Ludgate Hill, E.C.4. 



THE SHOP 
for YOUR TRADE 
IS READY I 

A TTRACTIVE Freehold Business Premises, 
with Flats above, close to newly developed 
residential area where shops are urgently 
needed 

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AT 

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Write NOW for full Details and Particulars of 

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BUILDERS & CONTRACTORS 
75 SHOOT-UP-HILL, CRICKLEWOOD, N.W.2 



HOME COUNTY (near London).— Genuine Family and Light 
Retail, with Kodak Agency; nicely fitted double-fronted 
shop with living accommodation; long lease at £85; low rates 
and" taxes; turnover approximately £40 per week; increase 
certain with personal attention; splendid scope for Optics; 
inquirers please give banker's reference. " Pharmacy," 
" Devonia," Wellington Road, Ealing, W.5. 

TPSWICH.— Old-established Chemist's and Oil and Colourman's 
Business for Sale by executors, either with freehold property 
or vendors will grant lease; thickly populated district and 
capable of development. Further particulars on application to 
Turner, Martin & Symes, Solicitors, 4 and 6 Elm Street, Ipswich. 

KENSINGTON.— Good-class Drug and Stationery Store, taking 
£4,000; could be doubled with added Dispensing audi 
Photographic counter; no possible opposition; £2,200, plus 
s.a.v., or would consider young, energetic Partner with full 
qualifications and capital to invest. Kempson's, 59/60 Chancery 
Lane, W.C.I. 

LONDON, N.— Seven Sioters Road; main road; busy centre; 
established 50 years; present hands 28 years; average 
turnover £2,000; net profit £500, incorporated accountant's 
figures; freehold property; must be sold; 6-room house in good 
repair; suit multiple store; £4,000 required. Further details, 
136/37, Office of this Paper. 

LONDON, S.W.— £780. Good-class residential Business; estab- 
lished 50 years; returns £1,150; Prescribing; Kodak; scope 
Optics; well fitted and stocked; shop, large room rear, and 
cellar; rent £1 weekly, inclusive (living accommodation if 
necessary); £780 cash, or valuation, for 17 years' lease, stock, 
fixtures and goodwill; bankers' references; owner going abroad. 
137/2, Office of this Paper. 

JONDON, S.E.— General Retail and Dispensing Business for 
J Sale; Kodak Agency; good Photographic connection; N.H.I, 
about 3,500 per annum; returns last year £1,640, increasing; 
good stock and fairly well fitted; rent covered by sub-let; price 
for quick sale £925; part could remain. 138/11, Office of this 
Paper. 

QOUTH COAST.— High-class Pharmacy in important seaside 
O town; 18 years' lease; Optical Department; Kodak Agency; 
turnover £3,000 yearly under indiftcrent management; net 
profit £800, and immense scape for increase by active manag- 
ing owner; stock and fittings at valuation, goodwill price; best 
offer; present owner retiring from business (age limit). 134/32, 
OSice of this Paper. 

SOUTH (thriving country town).- Main road Business; corner 
premises; well fitted and stocked; returns about £1,500; 
long lease; low rent; excellent Kodak and Cine Agency; own 
CAP. plant; splendid prospects and opportunity for increase; 
owner suffering from T.B. must sell; valuation terms, plus one 
year's net profit, about £900 in. all. 136/19, Office of this Paper. 



June 7, 1930 THE CHEMIST AND DEUGGIST SUPPLEMENT 



QOUT'H WALES (main line town, n-on-industrial, near seaside). 
O —Double-fronted lock-up Shop, fitted up-to-date with every 
convenience; fully stocked; takings over £35 weekly; 
accountant's figures. 131/40, Office of this Paper. 
T>RANCH Business for Sale, lock-up double-fronted shop, 
-O country village, 11 miles Birmingham; wants personal 
supervision and attention; scope for Optics, etc.; doctor's surgery 
attached; no opposition; 21 years' lease; low rental (no rates); 
cheap for quick sale; total ingoing about £250. 137/1, Office 
ct this Paper. 

TTiRUG STORE, recently opened, taking £5; rent 8s.; popu- 
XJ lation 4,000; nearest chemist 3 miles; price £75 all at; 
Midlands. 138/40, Office of this Paper. 

"I70R S'ALE, Southend, near sea, Chemist's Business; takings 
X about £2,000 per annum; no opposition; low rent; trial 
given; no reasonable offer refused. 172/130, Office of this 
Paper. 

ENUINE.— Small but profitable Business for dis-posal in 
V I industrial locality in Sheffield district; good N.H.I.; has 
■been neglected, and could be much improved; satisfactory reasons 
lor disposal; would suit one with very s'mall capital, as part 
purchase price could remain; would suit beginner or elderly 
gentleman, qualified or unqualified. 137/34, Office of thi,s Paper. 

TN growing suburb of central agricultural town, old-estab- 
■1 lished Business (abou'i 50 years), comprising Pharmacy and 
Drug Stores in two shops; gross returns audited financial year, 
under management, £2,087; energetic personal attention could 
increase; N.H.I, average 500 scripts month; long Ieas:e both 
premises; comfortable dwelling, bath, etc.; accept £1,500 inclu- 
sive, or less for cash deal. 172/122, Office of this Paper. 
"priARMACY for Sale; good house; main road; excellent position 
JT for N.F.I.; takings good; lease, 14 years unexpired; can be 
renewed; rent £55 per annum; rates £32 per annum; upper 
part let at £1 8s. 6d. per week; vacant if required; ingoing, 
fixtures and fittings, not required, £1,395; s.a.v. 127/38, Office 
of this Paper. 

T)LE.ASTTRE RESORT (Essex Coast).— Good-class Business in 
J growing district; Kodak Agency; handsomely-fitted shop; 
returns average £1,250; stock and fittings worth £600; new 
le-iso at £120 per annum; good scope for Optics; 6-roomed 
modern, house with garden; orice £800; owner retiring. 
137/33, Office of this Paper. 

OK ALL AT.— Drug Store, good corner position, on main 
^X/C'tJj road; lock-up and one room; agreement; rent 
£6 103. per month; average returns between £8 and £9 weekly; 
immediate disposal owing^ to owner's ill-health. " K.," 50 
Marlow Road, East Ham, E.6. 

PC A A RECENTLY valued; good stock and fittings; 
di^OXjyj, London, N.; takings over £20 weekly during 
present quiet period (lady managing); rent and rates £3 weekly; 
large shop; 3 rooms above (including one kitchen, bathroom); 
main road; caoabls of increase; Kodak; genuine reason disposal; 
£600 for quick sale. 138/19, Office of this Paper. 


AGEE^OIES. 


A GENT, calling- on Perfumery Departments, Chemists and/ 
-ii. Hairdressers, to carry good side line on commission; retail 
only; give ground covered. 136/20, Office of this Paper. 

A N Office Address with services in Paris for £5 a year; letters 
Jrx. forwarded, representation, and all reasonable commissions 
undertaken; few vacancies only. Write Box 677, Smiths' 
Agency, Ltd., 100 Fleet Street, London, E.C.4. 
Ti'UYING Agents wanted for high-class Perflumeiry, Wax 
-I> Perfumes and Beauty Preparations manufsictured by well- 
known French firm. Applications are invited from responeible 
firms, to whom favourable contract is offered. Please write for 
pPvrticulans to H. E. Cortee & Son, 47/48 Beniers Street, 
London, W.l. 

TMPORTERS of Pharmaceutical Specialities and Proprietary 
1 Medicines, established 7 years, with oonnection.s in the 
domestic trade, want offers from* a few first-class English or 
Continental firms desirous of developing their businesses; English' 
and Spanish correspondence; exclusive territory; bankers' refer- 
ences. Isaias G. Lopez & Co., Box 899, Bogota, Colombia, 
South America. 

SCOTLAND.- Representative required for North, of Scotland! 
k7 to carry three easily carried articles of interest to Chemists, 
well backed by advertising; representatives would work on. a 
commission basis, and would obtain full benefit from repeat 
trade. Apply 172/124, Office of this Paper. 


LE6AL NOTICE. 


— ■ — <5 

IN THE MATTER OP JOHN MORGAN 
RICHARDS & SONS LIMITED. 
(In Voluntary Liquidation.) 
"VTOTICE is hereby given, that the Creditors of the 
above named Company, which is being volun- 
tarily wound up, are required on or before the 12tlii 
day of July 1930 being the day for that purpose fixed 
by Sir Gilbert Garnsey of 3, Fredericks Place Oldi 
Jewry, E.C.2, the Liquidator of the said Company 
to send their names and addresses and the particulars 
of their debts or claims and the names and addressesi 
of their Solicitors, if any, to the undersigned) and, if 
60 required by notice in vwiting from the said 
Liquidator, are by their Solicitors to come in and 
prove their said debts or claims at such time and 
place as shall be specified in such notice, or in default 
thereof they will be excluded from the benefit of any 
distribution made before such debts are proved. 
Dated this 29th day of May, 1930. 

HERBERT SMITH & CO., 
62 London Wall, London, E.C2. 
Solicitors to the above-named Liquidator. 4 

~s 


BUSif^ESSES WAMTEO. 


TEryDERS INVITED. 


A D'VERTISER, qualified, seeks small good-class Business in 
J\. country town; South pieferred. " H.," 32 Knighton Road, 
Leicester. 

i^HEMTST requires established Business; net profit £250 to 
V' £400 essential; good house and large garden in nice 
locality; business must bear strict investigation; purchase of 
property if suitable would be considered; all letters will be 
replied to. I'ullest particulars (in coniidence) to 136/4, Office 
of this Paper. 

"T^RUG Store or small Business wanted; Manchester or near; 
JLJ neglected not objected to, with scope for development. 
172/129, Office of this Paper. 

T ONDON.— Genuine Chemist's Business required; main road 
JLJ preferred; scope for increase; present turnover £l,40O- 
£2,000. Full particulars in strict coniidence. " Statim," 
136/39, Office of this Paper. 

"Y^TANTED, small or medium Business. Apply S. Evans, 11 
Vt Hawthorn Way, Cambridge. 


COUNTY BOROUGH OF BARNSLEY. 
SUPPLY OF DRUGS TO MUNICIPAL 
INSTITUTIONS. 
T^HE Council are prepared to receive Tenders andi 
-1- enter into Contracts for the supply of Drugs 
required for the various Institutions under their 
control. 

A list of such Drugs can be obtained on application " 
at my Office. 

The Council reserve to themselves the right of 
accepting the whole or any less number of articles 
specified in such list, and do not bind themselves to 
accept the lowest or any tender. 

Tenders, marked " Tender for Drugs," must reach 
me on or before the 16th June, 1930. 

A. D. MASON, 

Town Clerk, 

Town Clerk's Office, Barnsley. 
31st May, 1930. 


PREMISES FOR SALEo 


"DEADING, BERKS.— No opposition in street; magnificent 
■IXi position adjoining centre of town; imposing Shop Premises, 
v/ell suited for Chemist and associated trades; freehold, £8,500. 
Apply H. F. Dunster, 2 King's Road, Reading. 


SITUATIONS OPEN. 


RETAIL (HOME) . 


PREiVlSSES TO LET. 


TJIRMINGHAM.— Qualified Assistant for relief, with view- to 
It management; must be good Salesman, com,petent Window- 
dresser, and poesess knowledge of Photography. Apply, with 
full particulars, to Managing Director, Hedges (Chemists), Ltd., 
10/12 Dale End, Birmingham. 

T INCOLNSHIRB SEASIDE RESORT. — Junior Assistant 
jU wanted till middle of September, with knowledge of Photo- 
graphy. State age, height, salary (outdoors), when disengaged, 
names last employers. Letters not answered in 3 days respect- 
fully declined. 139/37, Office of this Paper. 
T ONDON, S.W.— Qualified Branch Manager for trisk middle- 
J j class, with N.H.I, and Photo experience; keen worker and 
reliable. 'Phone, or write for appointment. Riverside 0505. 
Venables, 211 King Street, Hammersmith. 


fPHE terrace of Freehold Shops situated in a most central and 
' important position at the junction of Bostea Road and 
ITxbridge Road, Hanwell, W.7, ia almost completed, and shops 
are now available for renting or purchase. Particulars from the 
building owners, R.C.H., Ltd., 2 Robert Street, Adelphi, 
London, W.C.2. 

rpo DENTISTS.— London, E. Rooms suitable for Dentist over 
J- old-established Chemist's shop; all fitted up with chair, 
engine, etc.; no opposition; large Panel could be developed; 
rent £60 per annum, inclusive. Apply 138/280, Office of this 
Paper. 



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Jvsi: 7. 1930 



LONDON'.— Jjadj- Assistant wanted immediately for N.H.I, 
and Counter work; must be experienced; good worker; good 
references essential; usual duties. Ajjply, in person. Houseman, 
Chemist. 65 Kew North. Eoad, X.i. (5 minutes from Moorgate 
tram terminus.l 

LONDON, N.— Qualified Assistant, lady or gentleman, for 
middle-class business. Apply, witi full particulars of experi- 
ence, also stating age, Ji«ight, photo if possible, salarj* required, 
Bnd when at liberty. 158/32, Office of this Paper. 

LONDON, E.— Wanted, at once, young, energetic, qualified 
Manager for branch; working-class district. State salary, 
references, etc., to 158/28, Office of this Paper. 

LONDON, S.E.— Unqualified Assistant wanted for few weeks 
from Whitsun. Give full i>articulars in first letter. Apply 
139 '38, Office of this Paper. 

"jV'OTTINGHAM.— Junior Assistant wanted; must be quick, 
Xi accurate and well trained. Give age, experience, and 
salarj- required to 'W. Meakin, Chemist, Sherwood, Nottingham. 

SHEFFIELD.— At once, unqualified Assistant, with N.H.I., 
Counter and Photographic experience. Usual particulars 
and references. G. Squire, Ltd.. Haymarket, Sheffield. 

SOMERSET.— Qualified Lady required from now until end of 
Ssptember; chiefly for Dispensing and Counter. Please state 
ase, heigM and sadarj- required. King, Chemist, Wells, Som. 
SUFFOLK SEASIDE EESOET.— Young Junior Assistant 
>0 wanted till October, with knowledge of Photography. State 
age. height, salary (indoors or outdoors), when disengaged, names 
last employers. Letters not answered in three days respectfully 
declined. 138/38, Office of this Paper. 

O CFFOLK.- Qualified Manager required for newly-fitted seaside 
Family business; salarj-, bonus and commission, with house, 
offered, fetate age, wage, height, and when at liberty. 172/133, 
Offi ce of this Paper. 

TX'^OLVEEHAMPTON.— Qualified Chemist required for manag- 
f T ing a good-class business; applicants must be smart and 
energetic and keen to make headwaj ; pre' ious experience of a 
similar nature an advantage; only applicants of the stated type 
need apply; a splendid opportunity. Full details to 136/253, 
Office of this Paper. 

A sSISTANT.— Junior, used to N.H.I. Dispensing and quick 
■Jt\. Retail. State age, height, salarj- required, enclose refer- 
ences, and photo (to be returned). Rowlands, Hessle Eoad, Hull. 
.ASSISTANT, unqualified gentleman, for good-class business, 
J\ pleasant locality 10 miles London; two of staff leaving 
September to enter college; permanency to right man certain; 
applicant must be of refined manner, speech, education, and 
used to good-class business, of smart appearance, and not less 
than average height; competent Dispenser, Counterman and 
Window- dresser; interview required, fares paid one way; send 
no stamps; brief particulars of little help. 136/35, Office of 
this Paper. 

, ASSISTANT wanted, lady or gentleman; Minor qualification 
XI. necessarj"; understand Dispensing and Photography; j-onng 
and energetic; good references essential; at ence. Full par- 
ticulars, salary required, etc., in first letter. UUett, 198 Eye 
Lane, London, S.E.15. 

AT once, qualified Assistant; good-class Dispensing and 
Counter; ca-pable and of good address. State salarj- 
**quired and particulars to C. Woollens, M.P.S., 33 Promenade, 
Hendon, N.W.4. 'Pbone : Hendon 1766. 

C CAPABLE Junior (male) required; accurate Dispenser; age 
21-24; commencing salarj- £2 10s. Gray, Chemist, 
ISaraes. S.W.13. 

CVOPPEN BEOS, require a Locum ffully qualified) for their 
' Richmond (Surrey) branch, two weeks, commencing 
!flugus! 25 to September 6; no Sunday work. Apply personally 
or by letter, Coppen Bros., 121 Carey Street, Vincent Square, 
Westminster. S.W.I. 

Jl'NIOE required for Chemists' business; must be quick and 
accurate and one who takes his work seriously; this is a 
splendid opportunity for the right person. Full particulars of 
age, salary required, and when at liberty to 136/231, Office 
of this Paper. 

JUNIOR Assistant or Improver wanted for good Dispensing 
business on July 1. Apply, stating age, salary required, 
previous experience, R. J. Shepherd. Chemist, Gloucester. 

LADY. Junior, unqualified, for Light Retail and Dispensing. 
wHh Photography. Apply, stating age, height, experience, 
and salary required, with photo, to W. E. Tanner, Chemist, 
Chingtord, London, E.4. 

LADY Assistant, unqualified, for London, N.W. district; age 
about 27-30; must be a good Window-dresser and possess- 
ing tact and abilitj- at the Counter; Dispensing experience an 
advantage, but not essential. Give full particulars of experience, 
ege. salary required to 137/36, Office of this Paper. 

LEWIS 4 BURROWS have a vacancy for a qualified Assistant 
(male) with good experience. Apply 146 Holborn Bars, 
London, E.C.I. If application is made by letter kindly furnish 
full particulars. 

MANAGER (qualified) required for a branch shop in the 
Midlands; must be reliable to take sole charge; previous 
experience an asset; this is a verj- good position for a keen 
business man. Give details in full, age, experience, salarj', when 
it liherty. etc. 156/234. Office of this Paper. 

MES.SRS. SAVORY & MOORE, LTD., in connection with their 
development scheme, are requiring shortly qualified 
'Managers with sound experience of high-class pharmacy; good 
Salesmanship essential. Send full particulars in letter as to age. 
experience, references, stating when disengaged, to E. T. 
Keathercoat. .Savory & Moore, Ltd., 61 Welbeck Street, 
iLondon, W. 



QUALIFIED Manager required for a business in one of Bir- 
mingham's busy streets; a man with initiativ& required; 
must be smart in appearance and a tactful Salesman. State 
age and salary required, also when at libertj". 156/23, Office 
of this Paper. 

QUALIFIED Chemist required to take the management of a 
Family and Dispensing business in Birmingham; applicants 
must be smart Window-dressers, also obliging and reliable. 
Details in full, please. 136.230, Office of this Paper. 

QIWLIFIED Locum required for high-class Dispensing 
Chemist from June 21 to August 26 inclusive. Apply, with 
relerences and photo, state salary, to A. Hartley. 65 Whitegate 
Drive, Blackpool. 

QUALIFIED Junior Assistant required; one who has served 
his apprenticeship in a small town preferred. Apply, with 
'usual particulars as to salary and experience, to " Phar- 
maceutical," c;o Messrs. John Thompson, Ltd., 27 Duke Street, 
Liverpool. 

QUALIFIED Branch Manager required. Apply, by letter 
only, giving full particulars as to age, experience and 
wages required, to Pharmacy Manager, London Co-operative 
Society, Ltd., 54 Maryland Street, Stratford. E.15, marking 
envelope " Pharmacy." 

QUALIFIED Assistant required for permanency, lady or 
gentleman (age no objection). Apply, stating terms, to 
Sanford, Chemist, 63 Maple Street, Fitzroy Square. U'.l. or tel. 
Hampstead 0591 for appointment. 

QUALIFIED Assistant, with experience of middle-class trade 
and N.H.I. Dispensing, required for London, E. Give full 
particulars of experience, names of references, age, salary 
required, and when disengaged. Apply (letter only) Phillips, 
500 Amhnrst Read, London, N.16. 

QUALIFIED Assistant wanted (age about 25 to 30) for good- 
class Agricultural and Dispensing business with Photo- 
graphy; must be well recommended and reliable. Age, height, 
experience, salary required (outdoors), and full particulars. 
Gwillim, Chemist, Brecon. 

QUALIFIED Assistant to act as super in small private 
company, Lancashire; must be a reliable Dispenser and 
good Window-dresser. Apply, giving usual particulars and stat^ 
salary required. 138/25. Office of this Paper. 

QUALIFIED Assistant required for a good-class business; 
must have experience, capable of taking charge for 
lengthened periods. Also lady Assistant; experienced; one w-ho 
could assist with books and type an advantage. Apply, stating 
salary, to 139/2, Office of this Paper, 

QUALIFIED Locum for June 23 till July 7; light duties; 
suit elderly gentleman. Please send particulars, salary 
required, etc.. to "Chemist," 76 London Road, Clapton, E.5. 

UNQUALIFIED Assistant (male) wanted; good Window- 
dresser and Dispenser; only those able to commence duties 
at once considered. Apply, with copies of recent references and 
wages required; photo if possible. Kelynack, Chemist, 144 
Queen's Road, Hastings. 

UNQUALIFIED Assistant required; must be good Dispense: 
and Salesman; West-End experience preferred. Apply, 
giving full particulars, to Blake, Sandford & Blake, 49 Dover 
Street, W.l. 

'V^T'ANTED, at once, for good working-class business, an 
TT Assistant with good all-round knowledge; must be adapt- 
able, energetic and obliging. Will applicants please give full 
particulars with reference to experience, age, salary required, 
etc.f Preference given to applicants between ages 24 to 50. 
Letters only; inten-iews will be arranged. 'Phone calls or 
personal applications in first place not considered. Maurice 
Jones. M.P.S., 204 Church Road, Willesden, N.W. 10. 
"f^^ANTED. smart, unqualified Assistant with good London 
TT experience; permanent position. Apply, in writing, giving 
full particulars of experience and salarj- required, to Heppells, 
16 Grosvenor Place, London, S.W.I. 

^ANTED, immediately, a capable, qualified Manager for 
taking charge of a business, with house attached, near 
Birmingham; extremelj- suitable for a joung married man 
anxious to proceed in the right direction; the chosen man must 
be a hard worker with a real interest in his work. Give full 
particulars when applying. 156/232, Office of this Paper. 
7.\NTED, competent and experienced .Assistant; to mid- 
September; must be accustomed to brisk good-class Retail 
and Dispensing, with Photographies. State full details of pre- 
vious experience, age, height, salary required, when disengaged, 
and if convenient enclose photo, to D. T. Evans, Ltd., Chemists 
and Opticians, Margate. 

TTTANTED at once, young Junior Assistant who has been 
TT apprenticed in good-class Dispensing business. Please 
state references, salary, etc. .Applications not answered declined 
with thanks. Hall & King. Chemists, Folkestone. 
TTTANTED, capable qualified and unqualified Assistant; per- 
TT manencj- and advancement to the right men; must under- 
stand Photography from a sales point of view; of good appear- 
ance and address. Enclose photograph and give references, state 
salary required, and when at liberty. 139/32, Office of this 
Paper. 



WHOLESALE. 



SCOTLAND. — Progressive and well-known London firm ot 
Manufacturing Chemists, specialising in packed Medicinal 
and Toilet preparations, requires the services of a reliable 
Salesman; position holds plenty of scope for advancement; 
established connection and own car an asset. Full particulars 
in first instance to 137/38, Office of this Paper. 



June 7, 1930 



THE CHEMIST AND 



DEUGGIST SUPPLEMENT 



A VACANCY occurs as Eepresentativ© of a firm of Mannfac- 
turers of Cotton Wool and Surgical Breesings to call on 
"Wholesalers and Hospitals in London and 20-mile radins; good 
salary and commiseion. P.C.B. 59/33, Office of this Paper. 

AS MANAGER— Wholesale House have vacancy for Buyer to 
control Patent Medicine Department; must be capable 
organiser and Salesman, with display abilities; similar experi- 
ence essential. Apply, with full particulars, to P.C.B. 59.36, 
Office of this Paper. 

DRY Counter Hand Tvanted for Wholesale Druggists in North 
London. Apply, by letter, stating full particulars and 
experience, 172/123, Office of this Paper. 

INVOICE Clerk (male) required by City firm of Manufacturing 
Chemists; must have had experience, and be well up in th« 
work; good references required. Replies, stating" age, experi- 
ence and salary required, to P.C.B. 60/8, Office of this Paper. 

REPRESENTATIVE, country, wanted by London Wholesale 
Druggists. Reply, giving full particulars of experience, 
etc.. to " Galen," 171/102, Office of this Paper. 

REPRESENT.VTIVE having established connection in the 
Sonth-Western Counties, required by reputable House of 
good sianding, existing business capable of considerable develop- 
ment; suitable for man who requires a really good second line 
on commission. Apply, with full particulars, in confidence, 
172/151, Office of this Paper. 

REQUIRED by leading firm of Manufacturing 
Chemists, first-class Representative possessing 
personality, tact and energy, to consolidate and 
increase sound connection in South and South-West 
Counties amongst Chemists, Hospitals, etc. 

Applicants must have previously travelled in Drugs * 
and Packed Pharmaceuticals, and have thorough 
knowledge of ground. 

The position offers scope for advancement. Every 
support will be given to a keen and loyal worker. 
172/126, Office of this Paper. 

TRAVELLERS wanted, calling on Chemists, Wholesale and 
Retail or Shipping, for a new patented article. Write, giving 
leferences, lines carried and districts covered, to 172/125, Office 
of this Paper. 

WA. WHARRAM (1929), LTD., Wholesale Chemists, 34 
. Lady Lane, Leeds, have a vacancy for a Representative 
to take over the districts covered for more than 30 years by 
their senior representative, who has died suddenly; applicants 
must be fully experienced in calling upon Medical Men. Address 
in. confidence, with full particulars. 

(COLONIAL, INDIAN AND FOREIGN.) 

WEST AFRICA.— Required, men of good personality holding 
both Chemist and Optical diplomas; age 22 to .iO; single; 
Bubstantial salary offered for 18 months' agreement; passage 
paid and furnished quarters provided, also medical attendance; 
liberal leave granted on full pay at end of tour if services 
satisfactory, with re-engagement at progressive increase. Apply, 
giving full particulars, to 172/128, Office of this Paper. 

SITUATIONS WANTED. 

RETAIL (HOIVIE). 

A A A —QUALIFIED Manager, 27, desires change; 
.-tx.xx. ex,perienced in all branches; married; height 
6 ft.; abstainer; excellent references. Laurence, 56 Mayfield 
Avenue, Ealing, W.13. 

AAA —28, qualified, married, 14 years' all-round experi- 
-A-.-^x.-A. ence, Counter, Dispensing, Photography, Window 
Display, desires permanency; Manager or Senior; disengaged. 
Dyson, 49 Stanford Road, Brighton. 

A A —UNQUALIFIED (Part I); experienced Assistant, 22, 
.-Ac smart appearance, requires situation. Taylor, 50 
Crawford Street, Leeds. 
A CAP.4BLE, qualified young man, 25, desires experience good- 
J\. class London business; permanency; 7 years' all-round 
experience, London; Photographic, Windows; competent Sales- 
man; excellent references. Edwards, 17 Oakley Square, Morning- 
ton, Crescent. 

A CAPABLE unqualified Assistant, age 29, desires perma- 
nency or relief; first-class seaside resort and spa experi- 
ence; first-class references; at liberty Juno 9. " W. J.," 15 
Eoyd Villas, Hebden Bridge, Yorks. - 

A COMPETENT unqualified Assistant, 23, seeks permanency 
in good-class business; 81 years' all-ronnd London experi- 
ence; highly recommended; free June 16. Wornell, 8 Farnham 
Koad, Seven Kings, Essex. 

A QUALIFIED Chemist, 40, competent, experienced, good 
Dispenser, desires Locum or permanency; anywhere. " M.," 
70 Trinity Road, Bridlington. 

A QUALIFIED Scot; young; tall; good appearance and 
address; high-class Dispensing and Counter; London 
district; excellent references. 137/37, O^co of this Paper. 

AN experienced lady Dispenser (Hall) deeires poet; Doctor, 
Chemist or Institution; cap.ible Book-keener, Typist; Locum 
or permanency. 129/18, Office of this Paper." 



A N unqualified Assistant requires two weeks* engagement^ 
J\. London, during September; good Dispenser, Salesman, etc. 
135/6, Office of this Paper. - " • ■ 

A S Manager; M.P.S., F.B.O.A., J.C.Q.O.; varied and successful 

»- experience; keen business man; good Salesman; undeniable 
references; permanency. Replies to 138/23, Office of this Paper.; 

A SSISTANT; experienced Dispenser, Salesman; active;' accus- 
./i tomed to manage; single; mid-aged; unqualified. " Statim,'? 
c/o Mrs. G. Port, Station Road, Hawkhurst, Kent; 

A SSISTANT, unqualified, 25, desires permanent situation; 
J\. well experienced in Dispensing, Counter and Photography; 
energetic, v.illing, and smart appearance. Write BM/SSPQ, 
London, W.C.I. 

ASSISTANT; 21; unqualified; good experience. Counter, Dis- 
pensing, Photography, "\Vindow; good appearance and 
address; courteous and obliging; energetic. Leigh, " Ripple- 
dene," Beech Grove, New Maiden, Surrey. 

A SSISTANT; unqualified; experienced; Locum or permanent; 
-1^1. can manage; disengaged. "W. T. P.," 72 Tremadoc Road, 
CLapham, S.W.4. 
A SSISTANT, unqualified, 21, accurate Dispenser, keen, com-* 
petent. Counter, Window-dressing, Photography, desires 
situation July, August, September. Lawrence, Shenstone, near 
Lichfield. 

ASSISTANT or Locum; Counter, Dispensing, Photography; 
energetic; unqualified; good references. " K.." 62 Blen-. 
heim Road, East Ham, E.6. 

ASSISTANT, Windows, Counter, Dispensing, - good all-round 
experience, wants work; Lanes preferred. " A. H.," 28. 
Clegg Street, Brierfield, Burnley, Lanes. 

A SSISTANT; unregistered; experienced; N.H.I., Counter, 
Photographic^; Locum, part time, permanency; mid-ag«; 
i^ndon only. Write " Clibran," 138/50, Office of - this Paper. 

BIRMINGHAM OR DISTRICT.- Assistant, unqualified, seeks 
berth; permanent or temporary; 18 years' experience; 
married; 55 years of age; abstainer. Lucas, 121 Hockley Hill, 
Birmingham. 

BRISTOL OR NEAR.— Qualified; elderly; good experience and 
references; any capacity. Rees, 29 Ashley Hill, Bristol. 

DISENGAGED.— Young lady; tall; good address; 5 years' 
sound experience; unquaiilied; Cardiff, Newport preferred, 
not essential. 156,26, Office of this Paper. 

DISENGAGED.— Assistant; 38; Apothecaries' Hall; 20 years' 
good-class Dispensing and Counter experience; Window- 
dresser and Photography; well recommended; energetic; capable 
of taking charge; excellent references; 70s. weekly (ontdoors>. 
' J. S.," 20 Worley Road, St. Albans. 

DISENGAGED; age 21; tall; first-Kilass Counter-hand; 
Dispensing, "S^ indow-dressing, ett.; unqualified. " Y 
o Alderney Road, Mile End, E.l. 

DISENCiAGED; Good Counterman, Dispenser, Window-dressor; 
well recommended; 12 yeajs last situation; energetie. 
"Unqualified," ol Norlington Read, Leytonstone, E.ll. 

DISPENSER, qualified, 3 years with two Doctors, one year 
Hospital training, desires Locum work. July, August, Sep;- 
tember. Richardson, " Peveril," Albany Drive, Heme Bay. 

EXPERIENCED lady Dispenser (Hall) desires post, Doctor, 
Chemist, Institution; Locum or permanent; capable 
Atanager, also Nurse, Book-keeper, etc. West bourne Lodge, 
Harold Road. Clucton-on-Sea. 

EXPERIENCED Assistant; tail; unqualified; middle-aged; 
first-class Dispensing, Counter, Photo; quick, cleaa, 
accurate; business builder; disengaged; permanency. Johnstone, 
48 Bushey Grove Road, Watford. 

JULY (Locum); engagement required by Pharmacist; young; 
first-class references; moderale terms. Davies, la Herbert 
Road, Plumstead, S.E.18. 

JUNIOR; unqualified; any district: now to October; 20i; 
Counter, DLspensing, Light Photographic; references. Dove, 

2 Crown Terrace. Scarborough. 

LADY Dispenser (Hall), experienced, requires post. Doctor or 
Institution; North London district preferred; good refer- 
ences. 136 2o, Office of this Paper. 

TOCUM, Chemist, waiting to buy suitable business, open for 
J engagements; middle-age; excellent' references. " Chemist," 

3 Westcliffe Road, Westbrook, Margate. 

IOCUM, qualified, reliable, 20 years last bert.h, middle-age, 
i Photography, highly recommended, booking engagements, 
long or short periods; reasonable terms. " Chemist," 78 Man- 
chester Road, Blackpool. 

LOCUM; qualified; 32; single; good experience as manager 
and assistant. " Chemist," 50 Grove Lane, CamberweH, 
S.E.5. Tel.: Rodney 4449. 

LOCUM; qualified; age 35; vacant now to end of June. 
" T. F. S.," 9D College Road, Harrow. 

LOCUM; season's engagement or permanency; Midlands pre- 
ferred; first-class references; age 45. " n>rng9," 64 Hunters 
Road, Birmingham. 

LOCUM; thoroughly experienced; competent; reliable; highMt 
credentials; now disengaged; booking dates forward; 
" Locum," 56 Rudloe Road, Balham, S.W.12. 

LOCUM; qualified; now disengaged; booking dates forward.' 
Alec Whitehouse, " The Larches," Annesley, Notts. 

LOCUM; Relief; Manager; " not registered ''; 20 years' experi- 
ence; Panel, Counteir, Prescriber, Sailesman. " Smart,'* 
130 Scott-Ellis Gardens, N.W.8. 

LOCUM; qualified; at liberty June 10 to Inly 19 mclnsiye; 
excellent references. " Pharmacist " 16 Blacklands Road, 
Catford. S.E.6. 



XXXVUl 



THE CHEMIST AND DEUGGIST SUPPLEMENT 



June 7, 1930 



4^1 BAD ^llf your Old or Damaged 
^fc»C#%rS V/ \J i Stock of Photo Goods. 

Wht/h«ep tftemartj/ longerf Turn ihem into C ASS. 
4 PIIIC DTCT DDIPCC ior Old Films (damaged, fog- 
1 UIVC DCOl rniuCO ged or expired dates); Packet 
Papers. Cards (any sizes). Old Photo Goods or Cameras. 
Bromide Papers. Plates (all sizes, all makes). Send any 
goods in the photo line. I buy all, good or bad. Cash per 
return. A good price for all Cameras. Send them along. 

S. E. HACKETT, 23 July Road, Liverpool 



I" OCUM; qualifi&d; experienced; London or Home Counties; 
J now free; well recommended. "J.," 36 Babbacombe Road 
Bromley, Kent. 

MANAOER; 28; qualified; experienced every branch, includ 
ing Piiotogra.phy ; sound references; London or suburbs. 
P.C.B. 60/6, Office of this Paper. 

MANAGER or Locum; qualified; elderly; long experience; 
London; disengag-ed. Thomas, 37 Downs Road, Clapton, 
E.5. 'Phone : Clissold 9324. 

MT) Q 29, seeks permanency; splendid all-round experi- 
• J- ence; 3 years present post (indoors); sound 

xeterenees; £4 weekly; interview July. " Tegid," 135/39, Office 
of this Paper. 

MT3 Q age 24, good appearance and address, desires 
• JT.O., chan,ge; W. or S.W. London; six yeajs' varied 
experience in all branches; igood Dispenser and Prescriber; smart 
Counter-hand and Window-dresser; excellent references; free one 
month. 137/29, Office of this Paper. 

M\y C 25, desires position as Manager or Assistant; all- 
• A .kj.j round experience; free June 16; Sheffield 
district ipreferred, not essential. " Chemist," 594 London Road, 
Sheffield. 

M l > C( . anywhere; permanent or temporary; working and 
.JT miiddle-Cilass. " Chemist'," 26 Church Street, 

Swadlincote, nr. Burton-on-Trent. 

Ml ) O desires experience; asks a low salary to gain it; 
.L .O. undeniable refejences. 138/31, Office of this 
J'aper. 

PART I, 19, desires part-time position; to be free at 6 p.m.; 
or -with Hospital; smart appearance; good, dependable 
worker. C. A. Long, 17 Winchendon Road, S.W.6. 

QUALIFIED; Locum, part-time or emergency; capable, honest 
and sober; wide experience and energetic; disengaged. 
,"E. W. H.," 5 Pimlico Road, S.W.I. 

QUALIFIED, age 25, tall. 10 years' experience, desires situa- 
tion; North Wales preferred, not essential; good references. 
■Hughes, c/o Bryan, Chemist, Penmaenmawr. 

QUALIFIED; elderly; active; healthy; good references; much 
experience; good Prescriber and Dispenser; Locum, whole 
or part time; disengaged. 137/18, Office of this Paper. 
/QUALIFIED Manager or Assistant, 25, with 10 years' good- 
\JL class London experience in Dispensing and Photography, 
Hesires post in or near London; highest references; disengaged 
June 14. " A. A.," 14 Ommaney Road, S.E.14. 

QUALIFIED lady desires situation; permanent or Locum; 
high-class Dispensing experience. Counter and Photo- 
graphic; disengaged very shortly. 138/16, Office of this Paper. 

QUALIFIED, married, 28, at present managing business in 
the North, desires change; (permanency; good-class business 
tin South Coast where time will be fully occupied. 138/20, Office 
of this Paper. 

QUALIFIED; 25; three years' good London expeirience as 
Manager and Assistant; Window-dressing, Dispensing and 
eoosl Counter; disengaged. Apply 138/33, Office of this Paper. 

QUALIFIED, 40, ex-owner, seeks Locum or permanency; all- 
round experience; reliable references. " Chemist," 38 Coles- 
hill Road, Chapcil End, Nuneaton. 

QUALIFIED Chemist, 22, desires post; ipermanent; good 
experience and references. Apply 159/40, Office of this 
'Paper. 

UNQUALIFIED Senior or Assistant; age 30; 13 years' good- 
class, all-round experience; capable Dispenser; permanency; 
■Midlands, Shrewsbury district, preferred. C. T. Perkins, 
Y.M.C.A. Hostel, Coventry. 

VERY experienced man, best Pharmacies, Counter, Dispens- 
ing, seeks permanency; credentials guaranteed; single; 
abstainer. " Counterman," 5 C-astle Road, Studley, Warwick- 
shire. 

iT/tTANTED, temporary engagement or Locum work, July to 
111 October; age 25; unqualified; good references; Liverpool 
and district preferred. " W. E. C," 123 Granby Street, 
'Liverpool. 

YOUNG lady, experienced, Windows, Counter, all branches, 
City and suburban experience, desires change. " Radix," 
S47 Station Road, Yardley, Birmingham. 

.XT'OUNG, unqualified, good experience, seeks situation; Locum 
• J or permanency; disengaged; good references; London only. 
("Chemist," 99 Bi&liops Road, Fulham, S.W.6. 



WHOLESALE. 



TA AAA ~TOUNG man, age 22, requires situation with 
xx.xx»x^.xx» prospects with Wholesale Pharmaceutical 
Chemists; experienced Toilet and Medicinal; knowledge Com- 
pressed Tablets; conscientious worker; London preferred; dis- 
engaged. P.C.B. 60/11, Office of this Paper. 



Proiviinent Firm of Engineers 

experienced in machinery design, having exceptional equip- 
ment for producing precision engineering work, invite enquiry 
from manufacturers (especially Foodstuffs, Confectionery, 
Drugs) seeking advice as to REDUCTION OF COSTS 
by introducing machine processes in lieu of hand methods. 
Will undertake free investigation and estimate for design, 
manufacture, and installation of suitable plant. Will also 
estimate and manufacture to clients' drawings. 
Apply, 172/127, Office of this Paper. 



AS Process Worker or Laboratory Assistant, position required, 
London area; applicant well versed in making Tinctures 
and Galenical Preparations. Marsh, 105 Borough High Street, 
S.E.I. 

MTD O 27 years of age, married, 6 ft. in height, 
'O., abstainer, would like to join Wholesale House 
of repute, either indoors or out; excellent references and wide 
experience of Retail trade. Laurence, 56 Mayfield Avenue, 
Ealing, W.15. 

REPRESENTilTIVE with leading Perfumery House, desires 
change, Pjoprietary or any well-known product; excellent 
connection London and Surrey; present appointment four years; 
highest references; own car if necessary. 172/152, Office of t'hi.; 
Paper. 

''PRAVELLER, with wide connection Chemists and Stores, 
-I requires first-class side line on good commission basis. 
Reply Forester, 4 King Street, Bridgwater. 



(COLONIAL, INDIAN AND FOREIGN.) 

DEUTSCIIER Drogist, 27 Jahre, Gehilfenpriif ung, Gift- 
priifung I-III, Perfect in Drogen-Chemikalien-Farben-Lager- 
haltung und-tuhrung, English flisssend, Spanisch, gute Vorkennt- 
risse, Ledig, Trcpenfest, Sucht Stellung als Lagerist-Expedient 
Oder Abteilungleitcr, Colonial-lander bevorrugt. Bruno Rasche, 
Essen-Il., Ouckenctrasse 20, Deutschland. 

FOR SALE. 

A MAHOGANY Nest of 33 Drawers. 12 ft. long (three ro'ws 
with 11 drawers in eaAh), commodious and well built, each 
drawer self-contained, £10 10s.; a bargain. A Mahogany Nest 
of 30 drawers, 10 ft. long (three rows with 10 drawers in each), 
very substantial and in beautiful condition, £11 to clear. Write 
138/26, Office of ithis Paper. 

STARTLING OFFER.— Hand-picked Alexandrian Senna Pods, 
B.P., 3s. 6d. lb.; samples. Hickman & Metcalf, Newbury. 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



CIHEMIST'S STOCK.— Mahogany Fixtures and Fittings for 
/ immediate disposal; owner retiring from business; approxi- 
mate value at cost £700. What offers? Rare opportunity for 
chemist starting business. Particulars apply C. G. ACE, 
Auctioneer and Valuer, Llanelly. 

SHOPFITTINGS, NEW OR SECOND-HAND.-In stock and 
ready for immediate despatch. Forward us the sizes of yout 
pharmacy and we will quote by return of post. Write or call, 
PHILIP JOSEPHS & SONS, LTD., 90/92 St. John Street, 
Clerkenwell, London, E.C.I. " Pharmacy Fitters for over a 
Century." 

4?/?K FOR COMPLETE PHARMACY.-8 ft. 6 in. Drug 
cVUtJ Fixture, 9 ft. 6 in. Counter fitted with two rows of 
drawers, 6 ft. Dispensing Screen with show cases and mirror, 
Silent Salesman, Gledhill Till. Call or write, RUDDUCK & 
CO., 219 Old Street, London, E.C.I. 
<7QO t n^- Mahogany Fittings, comprising 10 ft. 

cKtO^ JLU Drug Fitting (fitted 30 drawers with glass labels 
and knobs), 10 ft. glass-fronted Counter, 6 ft. Wall Case, 6 ft. 
Dispensing Screen, Perfumery Case and Desk. Illustrations on 
request. F. MAUND & E. BERG (SHOWCASES), LTD., 175/3 
ami 336 Old Street, London. E.C.i. 

,f»QA FOR COMPLETE SET of Main Fittings, comprising : 
:^U\J 10 ft. Drug Range, complete with 30 drawers with 
bevelled edge glass labels and two poison cupboards, shelves and 
lockers; 10 ft. glass-fronted Counter with drawers at back, 6 ft. 
Dispensing Screen, 6 ft. Wallcase, Perfumery Desk and Case. 
We hav2 erected a complete Chemist Shop in our Show Rooms. 
40-page Catalogue on request. D. MATTHEWS & SON, Chemist 
Shop Fitters, 14/16 Manchester Street, Liverpool. 



EXCHAf^OE COLUIVINi 



FOR DISPOSAL. 

CHEMIST'S FIXTURES, including two nests of 48 drawers. 
Wall Case, etc., and N.C.R. for immediate disposal. Crain- 
gold, Chemist, 146 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester. 
WANTED. 

SECOND-HAND SHOP ROUNDS, Nests of Drawers, etc.; must 
be good. Particulars to 497 Barking Road, Plaistow, E.13. 

GOWER, Chemists' Bookseller, 41 Voltaire Road. Clapham, 
wants Pharrnaceutical Books, including B.P., Pharmaceutical 
Formulas, B.P.C., P.J.F., Optical Books, Materia Medica 
Collections. 



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Chemical Works Ltd. 



ASSOCIA TED WORKS : 



VICTORIA STATION HOUSE, 
VICTORIA STREET, LONDON, S.W.i 

Tilt-phone.- VICTORIA 1535 



St. Louis, 
U.S.A. 



IV 



THE CHEMIST AND DEUGGIST 



Juke 7, 1930 



A BEST SELLER! 




POPULAR PACKINGS OF PILLS 
"THREEPENNY BOXES" 



Effect 



sale where more expensive packings are 
turned down. 



18 to a Box. All 



the Popular Varieties 
under. 



Antibilious 
Apiol and Steel 
Back and Kidney 
Blood and Skin 
Castor Oil 
Cochia 
Female 

Gout and Rheumatic 
Gregory 
Hamilton's 
Head and Stomach 
Indigestion and Wind 
Little Liver . . 
Liver and Stomach 
Neuralgia 
Quinine and Iron 
Rhubarb 

Steel and Pennyroyal 
Vegetable Liver 



18/. 



No. 


P.J.F. 


256 


514 


611 


7446 


821 


294 


.. T184 


37(13) 


.. 715 


9247 


• • 332 


522 


.. 617 


316 


848 


193 


24 


62 


128 




618 


9152 


1 . . 96 


297 


269 


6214 


256 


514 


.. 178 


7848 


.. T236 




104 




.. 617 


316 


153 




per Gross 





5 anl 10 Gross lots, 1/6 and 3/« Gross less 



Style 1 — Turned Wood Boxes. Mauve Labels. 
Style 2 — Turned Wood Boxes. Buff Labels. 

Style 3 — Purple Flanged Card Boxes. Blue and Red Labels. 

The Composite Showcard is supplied with one gross assortments, together with 
streamer 12 in. by 54 in. Other Cards available for single varieties on demand, 

BULK PILLS 

Customers requiring quantities of Pills in excess of those 
quoted in our List are invited to write for Quotations, 
as, owing to our up-to-date and extensive Pill Plant, 
we are in a position to give most favourable prices. 



ArlKurH.CoX &CoXtcl. Manufcpiuring Ckemisls Esl.l^Sa BrigKtoil 



" SAL ALTERATA " 

Price Retail 3/- per bottle — Wholesale 24/- dozen 

WYLEYS LIMITED, COVENTRY 



FORMULA : 
One hundred parts represent: 
Strontium Lactate, 0.30 ; Lithium Citrate, 0.15 ; Caffeine 
Citrate, 0.03 ; Quinine Phosphate, 0.06 ; Sodium Ben- 
zoate, 0.23 ; Sodium Formate, 0.08 ; Calcium Lacto- 
phosphate, 0.15; Sodium Sulphate. 30.00; Magnesium 
Sulphate, 8.00; Potassium-Sodium Citro-tartrate, 61.00. 



Printed for the Proprietors by The Avenue Pp.ess (L. Upcott Gill & Son, Ltd.), 55 to 57 Drury Lane, W.C.2, and Publi&lied 
by the Proprietors, Morgan Brothers (Publishers), Ltd., at 28 Esse.x Street, Strand, London, W.C.2.— June 7, 1930.